Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Look at the Stars

Today is known as Black Friday. We all have images of shoppers fighting, people lining up at 5 am and general craziness.

One day we’re celebrating Thanksgiving and being grateful for all we have and the next we’re focused solely on buying stuff.

We forget these words of Paul:

God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people. So be gentle, kind, humble, meek, and patient. Colossians 3:12 CEV

It’s okay. We get caught up. We just need to remember that we are chosen people. That we CAN be God’s special people. We can because God loves us. God loves us.

This poem points us in the right direction.

Open your heart 
and look at the stars 
to find the message 
that only the soul can see: 
In this world 
there is nothing you can own, 
but there is so much 
you can be. - Leonardo S

Sunday is the start of a new church year, the 4 weeks before Christmas that are the season of Advent. Advent is a time to practice waiting. Waiting to be reminded that God loves us. Not for what we buy, but for who we are.  

Thank you God.

Grace be with you,