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November 28, 2006

Volume 123, Issue #24


Change agent (Luke 3:1-6; Philippians 1:3-11)

Paul’s letter to the Philippians puts me in mind of the annual ritual of Christmas letters and how much I enjoy receiving them, though I have to admit that sometimes the correspondence can veer off into the stratosphere of braggadocio. You know the type.

Light the candles: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36

How odd that the most hopeful season of the Christian calendar begins in the midst of darkness! When we light the first candle on the Advent wreath, it will not be a second too soon. This Advent I feel an urgent need for the light that comes from God, and I do not think I am the only one.

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