Let’s face it: We are a people living and dying in ever increasing numbers in a society that reeks of violence, especially gun violence. In other years, a large swath of society has been called the “silent majority.”
We have entered into the Season of Advent, the beginning of a new year in the church when we are all expectantly waiting for Christmas. Many people are waiting for something specific to happen: a family that has a child with cancer awaits test results; another family stands vigil while an elder begins the journey home.
Entering the Season of Advent, we find ourselves in a time of “hopeful waiting.” Most folks — small and tall, young and old — are waiting for Christmas, for the beginning of another Church year, for the gifts this year will bring.
For a number of years, The Messenger has asked readers to send in their favorite recipes so that we can publish them before all of the holiday bakers have finished their labors. This year is no exception. We have received recipes from all over the diocese.
We thank you for sharing your recipes, and in some cases, the stories that go with them. Happy measuring, stirring, baking and tasting!
In the Preamble to his Gospel, Luke expresses his dissatisfaction with the previous attempts of other Christian writers “to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among us.”