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Third Sunday of Advent

December 12, 2011

REPENT AND THINK DIFFERENTLY

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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