Being Christmas People…From Scratch


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Ezra 3:10-13
 
The new temple brought an array of responses: crying (it didn’t resemble the past) and cheers (it was a sign of potential for the future). Advent is at a similar crossroads. Advent celebrates a birthday by honoring the past without being held captive by nostalgia, we have a chance to imagine a bright future.
 
Jesus’ first appearing brought great hope and profound upheaval. A community shaped by Christmas brings both peace and disruption.