It all boils down to love. Love from a savior. Love to a neighbor in need. By spending just a little less on gifts we free up our resources to love as Jesus loves by giving to those who really need help. This is the conspiracy three churches began a few years ago, and has since grown to an international movement where thousands of churches have raised millions of dollars to love others in life-changing ways. It’s not that there’s something wrong with the shopping mall—it’s that the better story is about loving all.
Advent Conspiracy Connections
In the gospel today we hear the announcement of God's gift to us: a relational gift of love. In the same way that God loves all of us, we are called to love both those who are near us and those who are far away. Loving all is a way that we can enter the Christmas story.
Teaching (47 Minutes)
This video shows extensive and engaging preaching on this week. It is not based on the Lectionary readings.
Direct parishioners to: http://gospel.link/adventconspiracy4
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