heard many variations of this phrase over the years: “Life is a series of
events that are either painful or joyful, interrupted by plateaus of the
that on a very simplistic level this is true. But mostly it’s a stripped‑down
version of what is really true. Even the common can be very good if we tend to
our spiritual life as much as we do to our physical life.
instance, what if we bought into the notion that Christmas is just too big to
waste? What I mean by this is that we do this big runup to Christmas; carols,
shopping, church, the Christmas story in many forms, giving and receiving
gifts, then the baby comes, we celebrate and then we are off to a new year,
with its hopes for a better life than the one we leave behind.
we continued our joy at the Christmas season well into the next year? This
would mean we could continue to enjoy the carols. We could continue in an
attitude of giving. We could worship the baby Jesus all year round.
people who do just this. They make a commitment to bring the holiday season
into the next year, and hope that their thoughts, prayers, and actions are
influenced in their worship of God, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
I will be
endeavoring to take this attitude into 2022. This next year doesn’t have to be
common at all. For it is true: Christmas is just too big to waste!
See you in
the parking lot!!
– Dr. Rob
– 2nd Sunday of Christmas
John 1:(1‑9), 10‑18
– Epiphany of the Lord
colors: White and Gold
Psalm 72:1‑7, 10‑14
– Liturgical Color: Green
Luke 3:15‑17, 21‑22
16 – Liturgical Color: Green
1 Corinthians 12:1‑11
23 – Liturgical Color: Green
Nehemiah 8:1‑3, 5‑6, 8‑10
1 Corinthians 12:12‑31a
30 – Liturgical Color: Green
1 Corinthians 13:1‑13