Awake to Life

A Homily for the First Sunday of Advent

Margaret D. McGee

So we make full circle and return again to the beginning, to Advent, the opening of a new year in the life of faith. The season when, around the world, hearts break open for the coming of the Christ child. A season when even our own rather damp, gray world may be revealed as the best and only place to hold the birth of love, life, and light.

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You Shall Be Holy

You Shall Be Holy

A Guest Homily by
Lois Holly

Several times in the course of my life, I have made pacts with myself to read the Bible straight through in a year. I’ve forgotten the exact formula. I think maybe it was three chapters in the morning and two at night and you could complete the entire Bible in 365 days.

Well, Genesis was great—with wonderful stories and larger than life characters. And Exodus was good—with Moses and Pharaoh and burning bushes and the parting of the Red Sea. Real Cecil B. DeMille stuff!!


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Homily in the Green Season

by Margaret D. McGee

Good morning. Welcome. It’s good to be alive and together on this beautiful Sunday.

God says to Abraham, “Abraham,” and Abraham says, “Here I am.” God says, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love … and offer him … as a burnt offering on [a mountain] that I shall show you.”

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