Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a spiritual community that celebrates the gifts of God that empower us to engage in the struggles of life, to care for each other, and to serve Christ where we work and live. Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church commits to being a Reconciling In Christ congregation. We welcome the participation of people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, educational backgrounds, and economic conditions—all who want to join in community to honor God and be of service to people. Our unity is in Christ.
Counting down is a way of practicing anticipation. We are otherwise trained and taught as human beings that we deserve and are entitled to immediate satisfaction and gratification. Yet, we know that this is not how life naturally works.
The anticipation of Christ into our midst is a difficult thing to meditate on because we proclaim that the Holy Spirit is continually among us. How do we anticipate something that is already here? This is why we proclaim that the Kingdom of God is simultaneously now and not yet. We get glimpses of what it means for God to be in our midst and for us to be living in God’s economy. Still, as soon as they come they are gone in a flash.
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