“There Will be Pain” by Teresa Ramsey

December 27, 2020

Christmastide

Good Morning Seekers family. I hope that you all had a blessed Christmas. Here I am 2 days after Christmas to tell you, in the words of Angelus Silesius, that “What does it matter that Christ was born long ago in Bethlehem, if he is not born today in me? And what does it matter that Christ is coming tomorrow, if my heart is not opened to receive him today?[1] These questions bear repeating: What does it matter that Christ was born long ago in Bethlehem, if he is not born today in me? And what does it matter that Christ is coming tomorrow, if my heart is not opened to receive him today

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“The Divine Child” by Jacqueline Wallen

December 13, 2020

The Third Sunday of Advent

Here we are, three-quarters of the way through advent already. It’s still the dark season as we wait with hope for the return of the light and for the birth of the baby Jesus, symbol of light and hope.

We know what’s coming. We can picture the waiting manger, the shepherds, the cows, the sheep and the goats. Yes, the goats—in those days the shepherds herded sheep and goats together. I love goats.…

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“Remain Available for Miracles” by Larry Rawlings

December 6, 2020

The Second Sunday of Advent

Since no prepared text was available, what follows is a transcript of Larry’s sermon.

I entitled my sermon today “Remain Available for Miracles.” If your past is dirty, you know, make your future spotless. This past Monday, November 30th, was National Stay-At-Home Because You’re Well Day and National Personal Space Day. Those two national days need to be every day until life returns back to the way we’ve known it for the past decades. And I offer a prayer for putting on a face mask to everyone:

Today, God, as I prepare to go into the world, help me see the sacramental nature of wearing this cloth.

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