Who’s Calling?

Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20God calls Samuel in the night, but Samuel is confused and assumes it is his teacher, Eli. How do we listen for God’s calling beyond our human leaders: when they are imperfect, or even when their beloved and inspiring memory tempts us to turn away from the call?

What Anna Said

Scripture: Luke 2:22-40A bleary-eyed holy family is greeted by wise elders, who offer them news of challenge and of great hope. We give thanks for the chance to pass on “the song” of God’s promise from one generation to the next… just as we most need it: in the beginning.

Lightness and Being

Scripture: John 1:1-14We are told, in this silent night, that God came as light… and that light helps us to see the whole world differently, and helps us see even the one who shines in the light, and the mystery that cannot be seen. How can we hold light for one another in this season, … Read more

A Child of Grace and Truth

All our ancient texts invite us to see the fulfillment of God’s promises in an infant on Christmas Eve. What gifts arrive with a life so vulnerable and full of possibilities? And what will that life—that Christ—ask of us?

Love that Is Not Afraid

Scripture: Luke 1:26-38An angel delivers news to Mary, and Mary’s yes into uncertainty and vulnerability makes room for God. How can we do the same?