What difference does it make whether you say “yes” or “no” or “maybe” to God? What significance am I, you may be asking? Who am I that God would come to me and ask me to live as God’s child?
Homily for St. Timothy’s. Hatchet Lake. NS Evening Service III Advent/16 December 2018 Gospel: Luke 3:7-18 . Let us pray. Come Lord Jesus, you who renew us in your love…Come…makes … Continue reading The beginning is near
changing – shifting in order to remain always and somewhere
The kingdom is here with us. It is with us because the love of God in Christ Jesus is action.
Jesus never leaves us to act alone.This is true for all who have believed in his name that have gone before us. It is no less true for us.
The word apocalypse literally means “an uncovering” or “a revealing”. It doesn’t sound like an ending at all, does it? Rather, Jesus explains that there will be those who speak in his name falsely, they will claim to be the Christ, there will be wars and the threat of wars, nations and kingdoms will rise up against one another, there will be earthquakes and famines…just for starters! These things are not so much deaths but birth pangs. And, birth pangs always precede the birth of something new. What will be new is the fulfillment of God’s mission – the restoration of all things to God’s self.
The recurring themes in scripture the we hear today more closely draw our attention to something that is so important that it continues to require our attention. And, when we pay attention we learn and grow; we are changed. It’s like picking up on a conversation from where it left off the last time you shared a cup of tea with a close friend. At the end of your time together, you know one another differently. You leave each conversation different from when the conversation began.