Life is never easy. We all pick up scars along the way. We get hurt, we struggle, we fall, and we fail. But we are also resilient. With the right encouragement and inspiration at the right time, we are able to find strength, creativity, and perseverance to overcome great suffering and great obstacles. We have times of joy and celebration, and days when just getting out of bed is more than we can manage.
For all of its pain and difficulty, we still have an unquenchable longing for life. We just don’t always know what we need that will lead us to meaningful, fulfilling, and vibrant life. We too easily get distracted by what promises a good life but fails to deliver. And that’s why we need faith. An authentic spirituality gives our lives meaning, empowers us to discover where life can truly be found, and teaches us to fall in love with life, even with all of its suffering.
LOVE LIFE, this liturgical resource for Advent and Christmas, is designed to help you make the most of these twin seasons in your worship and preaching. It contains guidelines for your liturgy, including prayers and practices for gathering, listening to the Scriptures, responding to what we have heard, and integrating our worship into our lives. It also includes practical guidelines for integrating the Sunday worship experience with small group gatherings and personal devotions.
LOVE LIFE explores the life of God that comes to us in Christ, and how the Advent and Christmas stories teach us to enter into God’s life more fully. It also challenges us to become carriers of God’s love and life into our corner of the world as we seek to be true disciples of Christ.
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