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Harmony, not uniformity

Second Sunday of Advent

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony with one another. Romans 15:5a

Each of our unique human voices blends one with the next to make a holy harmony that resounds with forgiveness, reconciliation, peace, nonviolence, and joy in praise and thanksgiving to the One who created us in and for love.

In the presence of Love

 Rembrandt (1606-1669) Christ and Nicodemus pen and wash, between 1621 and 1669 via Wikimedia Commons

Rembrandt (1606-1669)
Christ and Nicodemus
pen and wash, between 1621 and 1669
via Wikimedia Commons

Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another;
for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

[Jesus said to his disciples:] “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20

I owe you nothing except to extend to you the love of Jesus—the compassion, forgiveness, and comfort of God. I owe you nothing except to respect you and treat you the way I would like to be treated. I owe you nothing except to accept you just as you are in this moment and show you kindness and courtesy.

If I bring Jesus with me wherever I go, I am with you in Love and we are in the presence of Love.