First Sunday in Advent
Many peoples shall come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths." For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Let us, this Advent Season, intentionally draw near to our Lord. Let us leave our little hills and valleys, and approach the Mountain of the Lord's Voice. This is the Mountain of the God of all Abrahamic faiths, and in this, we rejoice. As we draw near, just as we are drawn to sit at the feet of Christ, our "inner man" will be taught the ways and the paths of the Lord. Out of this holy encounter will the Good News of love and redemption, acceptance and forgiveness, go forth. This is the word of the Lord. Amen.