Word of Hope: A Christmas Homily

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

“Word of Hope”: A Christmas Homily

Rev. Ginger E.
Gaines-Cirelli

Foundry United
Methodist Church

December 24, 2014

 

How do you speak a word of hope into a world so bruised and skeptical and
guarded?  How do you speak a word of
faith into a world so dulled to the realities of things unseen?  How do you speak a word of peace into a world
so entranced and bound by violence?  How
do you speak a word of love into a world so brokenhearted?  These are my questions for God tonight.  Words fail in the face of so much that we
experience in the world—the violence and tragedy and wars that never cease and
a consumptive culture eating us all alive. [...]