|Pondering the Season|
Vic Winter retired as Principal of United Mennonite Educational Institute in Leamington, Ontario in June, 2010. Last spring, his booming voice greeted the weary Westgate Music Tour travelers as he efficiently matched the students up with their billets. Vic is a story teller, a wonderful trait that serves him and his congregation well in his post-retirement expanded pastor role at Leamington Mennonite Church. He shared a good story with me over dinner one evening, one that he had weaved into a sermon he delivered one Christmas morning.
The "moral of the story" in this time of Christmas preparation and celebration is perhaps self-evident. In his sermon, Vic himself focused on the mother; she planned and prepared to honour her daughter on her birthday, and in the details and the excitement, the mother unfortunately may have missed the mark. In the next few weeks, I will remember Vic's story as Advent unfolds.
I wish God's blessings be with you and your family as you celebrate Christ's birthday.