14.12.09 // A2.3 // Peace

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Today's pictures are from dinner at El Portrero after church this past Sunday. (Flora spent the last half hour or so of dinner playing with my iPhone.)

This week's Advent theme is Peace. Marlene and Chris did a wonderful job of building a rich image of shalom during our worship gathering, but this Sunday I was struck by a much simpler experience: this past Sunday I felt deeply content. On Friday I'll reflect more on our discussion of shalom as the invoking of God's full justice. For today, I'm simply full of joy and gratitude for the fact that I live and worship in a community of friends. A community of friends that eat Mexican food together on Sunday nights, and sometimes even bring along an inquisitive and beautiful two year old.