This coming Sunday my sermon is titled “The Art of Christmas: Comfort in the City of Angels” I plan to explore the meaning of comfort — partly an experience that makes us feel better and partly an experience of finding strength for our life challenges. I think many of us, myself included, turn to faith for comfort. U2 frontman, Bono, once said that his two favorite songs were — “Amazing Grace” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” (I can see how they go together.) This week I’m going to preach a sermon for everyone who has ever needed comfort, especially during a holiday season. I’m dedicating it to everyone who is hanging on to life by their fingernails, taking it hour by hour, and day by day. For my artistic reflection, I’m using a work by Picasso. It’s titled the “Weeping Woman.” Sometimes a painting is a painting. But sometimes a painting is a mirror. Regardless of what you see, I hope you’ll join me Sunday at 11 AM and embrace the gift of comfort.