In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
Love came down to us at Christmas with the birth of Jesus. Christmas marks the entry of love enfleshed in the world. During times like these that we are living in I so long for the love that surrounds the Christmas season. I pray daily for a softened heart that will remain open, that will dare greatly to love.
-Rev. Bruce Lamb
How have you seen love enfleshed in the world around you?
What would it look like for you to dare greatly to love today?
This episode was written and recorded by Bruce Lamb. It was produced by Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relinquish and Fives by Podington Bear.
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