The glitter, and merry making of a season called Christmas is behind us. And unfortunately, most of the American population missed its true significance. And that’s a tragedy beyond comprehension, again for most.
Because most Americans, unwitting fails to understand that unto us, God entrusted world stability to we Americans. How? By making the fundamental truths of Christendom recognizable to our neighbors around the globe.
Truth is learned, experience and seen in sundry ways. Take the brewing crisis between Pakistan and India that could erupt into devastating deadly consequences considering both are nuclear powers. For unknown reasons to them and most wherever a crisis erupts the combatants look to the Unites States for diplomatic resolution. it’s esoterically instilled in them. It’s understanding is Holy Spirit gifted, for all who are participants in what is to follow.
And this it, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (cp. Matthew 5:14). Contained within that expression are two factors that can’t be explained through human analogy. Which is the reason why people are drawn to the United States through our immigration process. And why the world community looks to the United States for resolution of problems and global stability.
Modernism denies the fundamental truths of Christianity that allows the aforementioned to occur. We believers express it as the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Eternal Word, (cp. John 1:1), who became flesh, (cp. John 1:14), who then took upon himself humanities burdens, and those burdens are reduced to one word sin, and then committed to His followers to make His presence known. And, that is the art of problem resolution, for individuals and the world community, (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:18).
And when, all is said and done, that is the meaning and purpose of Christmas.
Clergy people get sick, die, vacation, retire or move on. This Padre is available to fill that vacancy temporarily. Perhaps teach a Sunday school class. Share in an adult Bible study group. You select the topics from the conventional through to an excursion of interest mostly avoided.
With a degree in also in political science a whole repertoire of topics can be selected. From the cradle of the traditional arena through to the corridors of the unconventional.
Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.
CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.