January 5, 2016
Co-pastor Tim talks about the anxiety of waiting, the rawness of Christ, and what it might take to see God coming in the distance.
In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”[a] 3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said,
“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.’”
No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor.
The self-sufficient, the proud, those who, because they have everything,
look down on others, those who have no need even of God- for them
there will be no Christmas.
Only the poor, the hungry, those who need someone
to come on their behalf, will have that someone. That someone is God.
Emmanuel. God-with-us. Without poverty of spirit
there can be no abundance of God.
- The God We Hardly Knew by Óscar Romero