Today’s Mindful Advent focus word is Love.
It’s a traditional focus word for the fourth Sunday of Advent, and it is a reminder of what Christmas is all about: God’s love for us, all of us, made known in Emmanuel (“God with us”). Jesus showed us, in word and deed throughout his ministry, that God’s love was indeed for all of us, no exceptions. Through his death, Jesus showed us that he loved God and God’s ways so much that he wouldn’t back down, even when threatened by death, from God’s love and God’s ways, thus reminding us that God would never back away from us, that God’s love for us would be eternal and steadfast. Now that, I think, is something wonderful to meditate on.