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In my not so humble opinion, these 6 verses make for a pretty thin sermon on the second Sunday of Advent.
First, we get 3 verses helpfully pin-pointing the time and place of John the Baptist's ministry. As an adult. About 30 years after the time, place, person and event that we have gathered to prepare for.
Then we get 3 verses quoting Isaiah 40:3-5. Which is all good. But I wish the creators of the Lectionary had given us preachers texts that were closer to the story we are actually wanting to talk about.