I am not a liturgical purist.
No surprise there…at least to anyone who knows me.
So, today, amidst the phone calls I have made and the visit to a friend to see her new twin granddaughters and the planning for who will do what in worship this Sunday, I am listening to Christmas music. I know it is Advent, but the music, even when it is just in the background transforms all the other tasks I have to do and reminds me of where I and we are headed.
And, to all that means.
And, to all the hope wrapped up in the story of the birth of a child and an angel’s song and a star in the sky.
So, if you are like me and long for that reminder in the midst of the headlines in the news and the busyness of today, listen… Indeed, O God, as we prepare for Christmas bring us/lead us in the direction of peace.