Advent, John the baptist’s exhortation to prepare ourselves from this week’s gospel, and its implications for our spiritual lives
Day: December 9, 2018
I believe these travelers who arrive carrying only small bundles of meager possessions, their children clinging to hems and sleeves for safety, are not feared because they are a threat to our sovereignty and security. Instead, I believe, too many people fear the caravans and the sojourners because they are forced to confront the consequences of actions taken in their names.
“Prophecy is not a puzzle for us to figure out, it’s a poem that may lodge in our hearts and inspire something that we might not have imagined if it were all laid out for us. It’s a little riskier to read prophecy this way because it means that we won’t walk away from it with a definite idea of what the future holds, only the, sometimes vague, notion that God may be doing something.”