Second Sunday in Advent – Peace

Wembley Downs Church of Christ

Advent 2As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,
‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way;
the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight”

Isaiah’s oracle is how Mark’s Gospel begins – straight into a face off with the powers of the land. Isaiah’s prophecy finds flesh with the arrival of John the Baptist.  He calls the people out of their day to day stupor – out into the wilderness to face the challenge of renewal of heart and mind and a new beginning. In this way, they prepare for the coming of One who will unite them into a new way of community where the Hebrew gift of shalom can find full expression.

No more dissemblance from political ivory towers, no more cheating, no more cruelty, no more cheap bartering with human lives…

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Published by wonderingpilgrim

Okay Boomer - that I am. But not one of them know-it-all ones! Still learning that the more I know, the more I have yet to learn. What I do know, however, I know well.

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