Hurray for a break from the inversion! It always surprises me to drive up the canyon during an inversion and discover a beautiful, sunny day going on. And I am SO grateful when the inversion breaks and the sun shines here at home!
I think we can get in an “inversion” spiritually. Gunk and pollution build up and we find ourselves living in a gray, closed in world. But just above our cloud of yuckiness the Son is shining and life is good. The good news is we don’t have to wait for snow to clear that inversion out. We just turn to God and let go of our junk. We should also turn off whatever engines are polluting our spiritual life—what do you do (or watch or listen to) that makes you angry, upset, covetous, lustful, or mean? Try taking a break from those things!
Our “Common Rule” Advent devotional (find it here ) had a good “inversion breaker” prayer this week:
Lord, we confess that we long for wholeness, but we meditate on brokenness. We are addicted to controversy. We get excited over online fights. We preach about reconciliation, but we post about division. We speak and write carelessly. Our speech builds a wall of division rather than a bridge to reconciliation. We tear the world down with our words. Lord, purify our hearts so that we may think and sound more like you, that we may seek liturgies of love and reconciliation, rather than anger and fear. Amen!
This Sunday we will be lighting the mysterious pink (or rose) candle in our Advent wreath –the JOY candle, as we learn about the coming predicted savior. Come join us! And please plan on joining us for Christmas Eve at 7 pm—invite your friends!
Enjoy the sun/Son!