December 2, 2012
Sunday Between November 27 and December 3 Inclusive
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Anyone who remembers being in church two weeks ago will be puzzled about why we are hearing this end of the world stuff all over again.
What a difference a couple of weeks can make in how a text can speak to us. We have a whole new Year; a whole new Season. And so a whole new question:
Hands up. Who spent today expecting, anticipating, being alert for the coming of the Son of Man? Being alert for the fulfillment of God's promises? For the coming of God's will being done on earth as it is in heaven?
Hmm. I wonder what it means when many, perhaps most, of us no longer live in anticipation of the fulfillment of God's promises in our lifetime? But this is precisely the God-sized anticipation that the Season of Advent calls us to re-new and rehearse.