It will be a quieter Christmas. It will be a still Christmas and in that stillness perhaps we can focus more clearly on the meaning of incarnation — of God’s entrance into human experience in the person of Jesus.
What do we mean by “spirituality?” What is a “healthy” spirituality? Perhaps an even more important question is Why do we need a healthy spirituality? What is the goal of “spiritual growth,” especially in this trying time we’re in?
This week we’ll continue our Lenten worship series, I Am, with the sermon, “The True Vine.” In the Gospel of John, Jesus compares himself — and us — metaphorically to a vine and its branches: “I am the vine; you are the branches.