Archive for December, 2012

Burdens – A Advent 4 – December 23 2012

Posted in Messages - Year A - Nov 12 - Nov 13 on December 27, 2012 by classicchinny

Luke 1 : 39-55bearing_burdens

May the words of our lips and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable and pleasing to you O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.

Burdens. To be a burden, according to the Collins Gage Canadian paperback dictionary, you need to be a heavy load of things to carry, responsibility, worry, etc. or anything difficult to bear. So for a little conversation, this group here, I’d like some examples of burdens that the world gives you. What has the world burdened you with?

This group over here, what are examples of burdens that God gives you? What has God burdened you with?

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Preparing – A Advent 2 – December 9, 2012

Posted in Messages - Year A - Nov 12 - Nov 13 on December 27, 2012 by classicchinny

Luke 3:1-6

What are some examples of things that need a lot of preparation. Talk to your neighbor, I’m looking for the thing that takes the longest to prepare – that is to make ready without actually doing the task.  What goes into the preparations, how long do they take, who is involved, etc.

As we hear the words of John today, “’Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” I can’t help thinking about the amount of time I put into preparing. We do a lot of preparing don’t we? And it begins right away in our day. For example, that alarm went off this morning, did anyone need to prepare to get out of bed? I sure did. Needed to psych myself out, get all those ducks up here lined up so I could prepare for the day.  We prepare meals, getting all the ingredients, all the utensils, getting it all ready to throw on the stove.  We prepare for trips, even trips to the store, making sure you have everything, your bags, your stuff, your family.

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