Everyday Faith


This morning as I scrolled through my Facebook feed, I came across an opinion piece that featured two Christians discussing why they voted for either Trump or Clinton. Not surprisingly, neither seemed inclined to see the other’s point of view.

If this sounds like your Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family, you have my sympathy and understanding. In fact, it was a relief to know that everyone around our table had either voted in the same way or would not be inclined to discuss politics.

But it also saddened me to think that as we enter Advent and approach Christmas that we, as lovers of Christ, are still so sharpely divided.

I want to change that starting today.

Let’s begin with this very important advice from St. Paul to the Ephesians:

4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.


We are “one body, called to one hope….one Lord, one faith, one God and Father, who is over all and through all in all.”

During the coming month, let’s walk together toward that manger in Bethleham where the baby Jesus was born, bringing us a life filled with love, hope, and salvation.

Let us become united in Christ, through Christ, and for Christ.

With love,

Suzanne Elizabeth

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