Message: “The Bright Sadness” from Tom Fuerst2021-12-072021-12-19https://jrforasteros.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/jrcc.jpgJR. Forasteroshttps://jrforasteros.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/jrcc.jpg200px200px
It can be hard for us to know how to navigate the complex experiences of the holidays. For some, it’s a time of great joy; for others, struggle and sadness. Advent offers us a unique avenue into these spaces by inviting us to confront pain and disillusionment with hope. How can we wait in the bright sadness for God’s arrival?
The Christmas tree has become a central symbol of our celebration of Jesus' birth. How does this symbol invite us deeper into the Christmas story - a story that reaches from the ancient past toward a hope-filled future?