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Advent’s Job

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The purpose of Advent is to remind us of something fundamental in us as individuals and as the human family, namely, that we need, desire, hunger for and await God’s coming into our lives and our world. It encourages us ...

Rejoice!

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The clarion call for the third week of Advent is the simple command “Rejoice!” Rejoicing is easy to do when things are going well, but not so easy if they aren’t, and in this life we encounter some things easy to ...

Come, Lord Jesus!

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 Posted in writing | No Comments »

“Come, Lord Jesus!” That fervent prayer ends the Book of Revelation and, so, the entire Bible. The desire for Christ also animates the season of Advent, when we celebrate his coming in the past and pray that he come again ...

Advent 2009: Changing Things

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in writing | No Comments »

It’s Advent again, that season when we usually focus on how the Lord comes to us. This year, however, how about thinking about how we come to God? We might want to go way back to Genesis and think about ...

Impatient Waiting

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 Posted in writing | No Comments »

In Advent the Church urges us to practice longing for God’s coming. The reading from Isaiah for the first Sunday of Advent spells it out: “O that You would rend the heavens and come down!” --- a plea, almost a ...