ADVENT MEDIATIONS 2022
Welcome to the holy season of Advent. Over the next few weeks, we will all be pulled in countless directions, with demands put on our time and energy. Although we can’t ignore many of those demands, I invite you to make an intentional choice to find a moment of quiet each day. I want you to carve out time every day to stop, to listen, and to reflect on what God is doing in your life and the life of our church. Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation, and the true joy of Advent comes in the anticipation of a moment, an event, a miracle that changed the world forever. This is the season when we remember that Jesus came into the world to show us, tangibly, how much God loves us. And when we truly know we are loved, we can begin to reflect that love to ourselves and to others. The book you hold in your hands is a gift to you. Receive this gift with the love and hope for which it was made and use it to find moments of peace every day. You are loved, and love is the greatest gift.
With great hope,
The Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata