"In the presence of boundless goodness we start to notice how, no matter how much we lower the bar, we never live up to our own adjusted standards, much less the standards of boundless goodness." The Rev. Charles Allen preaches on the third Sunday of Advent (Dec. 14, 2014). Readings: Is. 61:1-4, 8-11; Ps. 126; 1 Thess. 5:16-24; Jn. 1:6-8, 19-28. Image: Alan Defibaugh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/alandefibaugh/), published under a CC BY-NC-ND license.