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Sunday 10 December 2nd Sunday in Advent
10:15 a.m. In-Person & YouTube Livestream
Message by Cindy LoPiano
 
Daily Faith Builder
Wednesday 6 December 2023
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, – Isaiah 61:1
 
Isaiah’s words assure us that Jesus comes to heal our hearts, lives, and relationship with God. The evergreen most associated with healing in the ancient world is the mistletoe; at one time known as “All-Heal”. Today it is remembered as the plant of peace. Originally, the kiss under the mistletoe was a kiss of peace. When enemies happened to meet under mistletoe in the forest, they threw down their arms and exchanged a friendly greeting. It is in keeping with this meaning that we decorate our homes at Christmastime with a piece of mistletoe, reminding us of the healing and peace that Jesus brings to all who follow him, and enjoy his love.
 
Affectionately,

Ric

 

 
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