A spiritual reflection of 2015Where's the Faith? Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Social Chaos: Where's the Faith?
At the Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego, (aka The Met and MCC) we are an open and affirming faith community. With roots in the teachings and spiritual practices of Christianity, we are also respectful of the rich wisdom of other faith traditions.
We affirm each individual as a unique and gifted creation of God. Building on our history of celebrating diversity in sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, we are a congregation that welcomes all people.
We meet people wherever they are on their spiritual journey. People who are around us will experience authentic hospitality and affirming love as we continue to grow in diversity.
We strive to be a beacon for equality, justice, and a force for social change, making a positive difference in our community and beyond and building bridges of understanding and cooperation with people on other spiritual paths.
We rejoiced when marriage equality finally became the law of the land. We strive for greater equality amongst our trans sisters and brothers, the under-employed and the unemployed. We strive to make our faith relevant and meaningful in today’s context.
In this time of strife and struggle in our world, what does it mean for us who claim the Advent of the Christ Child? How are we to participate in and respond faithfully to the ways that the presence of Christ is coming, has come and is changing the world?
During our Advent Season, and all year long, we recognize these are the days to:
We all want peace on Earth. May our lives be living proof of the truth that “peace on Earth” is already here, waiting to become fully manifest – and so we let it be. In other words, we “let there be peace on Earth,” the way God spoke creation into being by saying, “Let there be light.”
The Christmas miracle we experience each year are the gifts of hope, peace, joy and love that comes with the birth of the Christ not “away in a manger,” but in our own hearts.
“Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.”
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