No one can escape life unwounded; it is the human condition. Do pain and suffering make us more loving, more compassionate, and more forgiving? Or does suffering make us more bitter, angrier?
Do we see signs from God or the Spirit? Or are there just nice coincidences? We often pray, “Come, Holy Spirit,” but what does that mean?
How aware are we of God’s divine presence in our lives? Can we see the divine in the ordinary as well as the extraordinary?
“You are my beloved son/daughter. You are forgiven. I love you. Go and love who I love. Forgive who I forgive.”
What do we carry? Do we believe in the power of God’s love to change our lives and the world? Or do we believe in the power of hate and violence?
Peace be still.
What does it mean for us to be full of the Spirit of God?
Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son and shall name him Immanuel. ~ Isaiah 7:14
Do we live out of the abundant love of the birth of Christ into our world, aware of God’s Grace moving through us?