December 6 - #AdventWord #Everlasting
The seven hour tenure of the Swedish Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson, certainly points to the transience of human governments and fond hopes for power and control. In contrast, the dreamer, prophet, and mystic Daniel sees, in a night vision, one who is like a son of man – that is a human being - to whom was given an everlasting dominion and a reign that shall never be destroyed. This word asks a question – where, then, shall we invest our lives, hopes and dreams? One who answered that was St. Nicholas of Myra whom we remember today. St. Nicholas gave away his fortune and invested in the lives of poor children and those adrift on the margins of life. May we, like him, turn anew this Advent to the One who is EVERLASTING.
—The Rev. Dr. Jennie C. Olbrych - Pastoral Associate (Retired) - St. Mark's, Charleston
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.