Thursday, December 25, 2008

Galatians 4:4-7

Christmas 1 – Year B

Galatians 4:4-7

On Christmas Day we are looking at a scripture to help us take a next first step to living Christmas on an on-going basis.

The time has arrived, as it always does and is, for redemption to begin and be completed, all in one swell foop (the spoonerism reminds us that this redemption is in a good way not fell/foul).

Perhaps the best we can do is two-fold: One, following Peterson, those of us who have been "kidnapped by the law" can now, two, live not as slave, but an inheritor of expansive, generative, adoptive kindness.

This is something that is good today and tomorrow – free to follow a new and renewed heritage of receiving and passing on blessing, a gift otherwise spelled kindness.

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