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December 20, 2020 - 4th Sunday of Advent

Dear Friends in Christ:

Today we gather to celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Advent. As we light the last candle of our Advent Wreath, as we gather on the very heels of Christmas, and as we hear the scripture readings for this Sunday, I am reminded of something I heard while at a retreat a number of years ago.

You can understand the Bible between two poles: promise and fulfillment. God makes promises and He fulfills them. I have to admit I found this to be so simple and yet so profound.

God is different from us. Truth be told, we make promises but don't always fulfill them. God, on the other hand, always fulfills his promise.