Today is the fist Sunday of Advent. This is the season of anticipation and promise. We remind ourselves of God's promise to come again and the promise of eternal life. This is the season of anticipating our annual celebration of God becoming a human, of Jesus being born. This is the time when we break open the awe and child-like wonder we feel because God loves us THAT much.
Thank you, Lord, for your great love, so great that you chose to be born as a helpless baby in a manger. Help us to love with that depth and commitment. In Jesus' name, Amen.