December 4 – Get Us Through December – Rev. Parisa Parsa

December – Faith

The nights are getting longer, calendars are getting busier, the weather is getting colder and all around us we’re being asked to celebrate epic stories that make claims bigger and wilder than reason tells us could be true. The wonder and delight we take in timeless stories is a source of spiritual comfort and a way to capture the longing that keeps us moving forward. This month we’ll sing together, explore the story of the Maccabees, and share in the traditions of Christmas Eve lessons, carols and pageant.

Much has been written, sung and spoken about faith over the millennia of human existence, and yet it’s one of the most challenging experiences to describe. As the world brims with anxiety about our collective future, how can this elusive spiritual principle help us to abide through long nights to arrive at new possibilities?