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Second Sunday of Advent

December 8, 2013

AN IMPOSSIBLE TIME

But every year about this time – during the season of Advent and Christmas, we are called to listen afresh to these old stories that re-charge our imagination, leaving us wide-eyed and hopeful.  We are asked to become children once again – but this time, aware and awakened – to believe in the outrageous.  To believe in the miracles of God that have happened, and I would argue, continue to happen.

You see the stories of this season are the stories that God has been trying to tell us since the very beginning of creation.   Nothing is impossible with God.

No one embodies this more than Isaiah – the dreams we hear about!

The wolf and the lamb, the leopard and the kid, the calf and the lion – instinctual enemies shall lie together with a child to guide them. 

How does such a dream begin?  How does it become a reality?

CLICK HERE for the readings of the Second Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12).

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