The Birth of Jesus Journeying with the World

What a busy time we have had together this Advent! As we wandered through this season of preparation we joined in a pilgrimage searching for a rule of life which empowers each of us to walk more closely – and more humbly ­ with our God. As advent started we heard how Mary defied convention and said yes to an audacious and almost scandalous offer from God that she become the mother of God’s only child. Mary helped God become incarnate, making Jesus both fully divine and fully human. From the Annunciation, when the Archangel Gabriel asked Mary to say … Continue reading The Birth of Jesus Journeying with the World

Journeying with Community as Christians in 21st century San Francisco

This Sunday we consider the importance of community as we seek our spiritual path through our lives here in the Bay Area of the 21st century. Today’s Gospel story tells how Zechariah and Elizabeth brought the infant John to the Temple to be circumcised. Their spiritual path was grounded in community, and they chose to mark momentous events – such as the birth of their son ­ with a ceremony held at the center of Jewish life: the Temple in Jerusalem. Living in community was central to their way of being Jewish. But how about us: Episcopalians living on the … Continue reading Journeying with Community as Christians in 21st century San Francisco