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First Sunday of Advent

November 30, 2014

A SEASON OF POETRY

Advent is a season of poetry – rich and layered. It is about hope, for the fulfillment of a promise, without understanding what that fulfillment will be.

It is a light breaking through the darkness – not the many coloured lights we see in the city or at Christmastime, but a single solitary light that gives rise to the expectation that something more might follow.

It is a season of the impossible becoming reality – the return from exile, the end of war, healing of suffering, peace that overcomes fear, the breaking down of division between those who have power and those who don’t.

CLICK HERE for the readings for the First Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 63: 16-17, 19, 64:2-7; Psalm 80; I Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37).

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