As we journey through this Advent season we invite you to ponder the mysteries of this season with our On-Line Advent Calendar. These blog posts are from City Church staff and members of our congregation.
(Note: The following is a summary of the Advent Reading that we had today at City Church. It is offered for you as an Advent meditation on this day of the Advent season).
Advent 2nd Sunday: Love
Today marks the second Sunday of Advent. And Today’s candle represents “love”.
One of the beauties of following the Church calendar is that it reminds us that we are connected to the church historic. In other words the Christian church did not begin when you joined it and it will be here long after our time has past. And when you go back and study the rich magisterial history of the church in western civilization you will see that the Christians who came before us greeted Advent as we do today. Hear the words of St. Paul to the Church in Rome: Owe no man anything…but love one another.
That simple verse of Scripture: Owe no man anything…but love one another is such a reminder especially during this season. You see Advent celebrates a freedom, a dissolution (if you will), the dissolving of all obligations in the face of the great obligation the love which God commands for Himself and for our fellow human beings; Both the vertical love of God and our horizontal love to one another are represented to us in the face of Jesus Christ–the God-Man.