The angel Gabriel told Mary that she would give birth to the son of God, and Christmas is a reminder that God fulfilled this, and many, promises. How do we, in turn, fulfill our promises to God? In the Baptismal Covenant, we promise to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.” Every time I have volunteered my time or made an effort to help others, I have found it is true that it is much better to give than to receive. The path to true fulfillment is found in living out that covenant, and sharing God’s love with those around you.
—Molly Hamilton, member of Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston, and Director of Communications for the Diocese of South Carolina
As part of this effort to create a global, online advent calendar -- led by Forward Movement -- we will share a new word each day from November 28-December 25, 2021, with meditations from people around the diocese. Each day, the meditation will be accompanied by an image relating to the word of the day as well.