Daily Grace

Advent: Week 1

By britton sharp / November 28, 2016

Hope shines brightest amidst the darkness of pain. The season of Advent is the season of longing, of waiting. We long for the hope of Christ, Immanuel amidst the pain of our world. This Christmas that seems much more clear. Our world is in tension and strife. Brothers stand at odds. Hearts are rent with…

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1 John 3

By Collegiate Abbey / October 25, 2016

The third chapter of 1st John reminds me of a mountain. It’s not a mountain I’ve visited; it’s a mountain John visited as a younger man, the Mount of Transfiguration. In front of John’s eyes, Jesus was transfigured in glory before his descent to Jerusalem where he would be condemned to death. Now, John writes…

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1 John 2

By Collegiate Abbey / October 17, 2016

There’s an old tradition about the Apostle John that has always been accepted as true by the Church. In his later years his house would often be the gathering place for those wanting to talk to him, to see him, or to learn from him. When the crowd became large enough that it couldn’t be…

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