Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann: ‘As We Light Candles’

luminariaThanks go out to my beloveds at Radical Discipleship for calling on our sister Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann this Advent:

“This Advent, as we light the candles in the dark and sing for Emmanuel, let’s be even more intentional than usual in clearing the commercial Christmas assault from our minds and hearts. Whatever God is calling us to has little to do with shopping and driving ourselves into a frenzy creating the “perfect” holiday. We need to honor the silence and the dark, to remember our stories, to teach the youth in our lives what we believe matters. We need to recall, to intuit, to dream the life we’re called to and then make a plan that allows us to strip down enough to have it. In the course of that, of course, we need to give thanks for all that we are and for those traveling in our circles and beyond.”–Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann (The Witness, 1998)

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