Secular culture urges us to grow wealthier, and proclaims that Christmas is about shopping and going to lively parties. Jesus calls us to grow more godly, so during Advent we cultivate prayer and inner peace. Secular culture tells us to eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die and then it’s lights out forever. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor, for tomorrow we live, and our spiritual growing goes on forever. Joy to the world indeed!
– The Rev. Sandy Grant is a deacon at All Saints, Hilton Head Island
We're sharing a new word each day from December 2-25, 2018, with meditations and images from people around our diocese.