Last Year’s Current Events

Prepare a way for the Lord

Luke 3:4
Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 126:1-6; Philippians 1:4-6,8-11; Luke 3:1-6

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Advent, C

The late Muriel Lester was an amazing woman. As a teenager, she quit the busy rounds of social life in London and rented a humble room because she wanted to serve the poor. Out of this small beginning came “Kingsley Hall,” one of the best-known rehabilitation centers in London restoring health and hope to a great many people. Because Muriel Lester was especially concerned about the problems associated with alcoholism, she built Kingsley Hall in the midst of an area containing no less than thirty saloons. She was so effective at bringing rehabilitation and hope to others that people came from all over the world to study and learn from her. As she moved into advanced years, her concern about the world deepened. A letter she wrote to a friend which reflects her concern reads in part:

“How can the world recover? Is it moving its last time around the sun? I know God has other worlds and, probably, wonderful beings — managing better…

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