Sunday Reflection: We are just a few more days before Christmas. And many of us still think that this is the best time of great joy and giving. I hope that I am right in saying so. This is within the frame work of our Christian faith. God gave his only Son, Jesus Christ, to be our saviour. Something that we have heard over and over and over again.
How does this dogma transcend in our lives whenever we celebrate our Christmas pageant? What are we longing for in our lives and for our children? We may now be in that festive mode to celebrate this joyous day together with our families and loved ones. How do we connect our lives, our children’s lives with Elizabeth and Mary?
Elizabeth and Mary were blessed not only for their status as the mother of John and Jesus, but also for their trust in God’s promise.
May we, like Elizabeth and Mary, trust that God is coming to save and free us. May we, like them, give thanks that God has taken away our shame and then respond to God’s love by welcoming the shameful. May we, like them, become a community that supports each other as we hope and wait. Fr. Louie Engnan
Rector’s Corner: Once again, I would like to invite you and your family to join St. Michael’s in our Christmas Worship Services. My heart sings whenever I see you and your loved ones come to church and participate in our Services. I would also want to thank all families who have participated in the lighting of our Advent candles this year. May you have a joyous and peaceful Christmas celebration and a blessed new year.