“Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.”
– Ephesians 5:2
Throughout the Bible, we are reminded of the importance of love. Love your neighbor. Love your parents. Love your enemies. This verse above is frequently spoken before the Offertory, and what a powerful reminder it is. “Walk in love.” Sometimes it’s not easy to walk in love. It’s easy to walk in anger, sadness, regret, frustration, apathy, and a million other emotions that sometimes get the best of us. Sometimes it takes real effort to “walk in love,” and yet that is what God calls us to do. “Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.” There are many offerings we can give, but sometimes the greatest of these truly is love. Think about the ways you can walk in love, especially when it is hard, as an offering and a sacrifice to God.
—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.