A Community of Misfits on a Mission

Sunday Gathering – Advent, Week 3

Join other misfits for Roots’ Sunday worship gathering hosted in the Kwame McDonald Studio of Saint Paul Neighborhood Network. Pastor T. C. will be continuing with our Advent teaching series with a message on the theme: “We Can Choose a Better Way.”

From A Sanctified Art:

As far as Joseph knows,his new wife has been unfaithful to him and broken their marriage contract.And yet,instead of punishment, he chooses not to publicly disgrace or humiliate her. This interruption in his life becomes a holy invitation when the angel comes to him in a dream and says, “Do not be afraid.” When he awakes, Joseph once again has the courage to choose a better way. He chooses to stay with Mary, to become an adoptive parent. He chooses peace over violence, grace over condemnation. Like Mary, he chooses to say “yes.” When have our ancestors also chosen a better way, and when have they not? Isaiah 35 is a vision of what happens when we choose a better way: the wilderness blooms, water breaks forth in the desert, eyes are opened, ears are unstopped, sorrow and sadness flee away. A highway shall appear and it will become a holy way.