“Humans 101” (Joy)
“Some of us periodically need to repeat the joy training,” Anne Lamott writes in her essay “Humans 101” (from her new collection, Almost Everything: Notes on Hope). Could that be one of the big lessons of Advent: training ourselves to receive this “joy to the world” we sing about? And why do the Advent readings relish the pairing of comfort and joy so often? How are they related? We’ll dig into some of these thoughts in our third Advent study. We meet at 7:30 in the Pilgrim Chapel.