1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
A thanksgiving pericope on Thanksgiving Day. The focus here, though, is not storing up enough turkey energy to arise early for Black Friday shopping. This thanksgiving is much more personal.
"How can we thank G*D enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before G*D because of you?"
"G*D, Forerunner Jesus, and others down the line invigorate our way to you."
"May All-of-Creation guide your journey to increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you."
You get the picture. Thanksgiving is personal, not some consumer product. Advent will also be personal, not some religious creed.
Thus far we have 4 P's on which to hang our Advent remembrance and anticipation:
- Parable - opens to new learning
- Promise - opens a stuck past to a new future
- Path - opens practical applications of mercy
- Personal - opens to universal joy
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"Don't ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive,
and go do it.
Because what the world needs is
people who have come alive."