On the road to Restoration

On this third Sunday of Advent, we are on the road with Mary, mother of Jesus. We are on the road to restoration. In the Magnificat, Mary sings her hopes for the coming of God’s Reign, and the restoration she envisions is a complete reversal of the world as we know it. It’s a world where God will make all things right (justice). Restoration requires transformational changes that will be disruptive.

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On the Road to Repentance

This second Sunday of Advent, we are on the road with Mark. Being on the road requires waiting. Today we are waiting for God’s arrival. John the Baptist preaches Good News about the coming of an active, intervening, living God who will make things right in the world. To see and hear God’s advent, we need to, get rid of the things that bind us, remove our blinders, un-stop our ears, and be open to God’s arrival. We need to turn around. We need to repent.

 

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On the Road to Readiness

This is the first Sunday of Advent.  Mark describes the Advent of God into the world in ways that are sudden, unexpected, and surprising.  It’s like a man who has gone on a journey of an unknown length and left his servants in charge of the household.  While the owner is gone, the servants are expected to keep the place operational and be ready to welcome the owner upon his return.  Getting ready for God’s Advent requires spiritual preparations, and requires us to pack in a certain way. We need things in our suitcase that will keep us awake to God’s Advent among us.

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