Third Sunday of Advent

December 12, 2011


When you think of advent, what words come to mind?

As you listen to the readings this Sunday, they all speak of a coming, but as we have already discussed, this is not simply the coming of a little baby – this is the coming of a new world order.  It is the beginning of a revolution.

But how did this new world order begin?  Was it a grand plan?  Some strategic initiative?  A new system of government?  A new economic stimulus?  Nope.  It was brought about by the repentance of a person – one after the other.

It was as Mother Teresa answered when she was asked how you change the world – she replied, one person at a time.

But the difficulty with this is not that it takes time, which is true, but I think that many of us struggle with the idea of repentance, especially in our world today.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent: (Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11; Luke 1; I Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28)


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