Advent 4 – Year A
Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit.
Asked or not asked, G*D is present.
Popularized by Carl Jung, earlier by Erasmus, still earlier by the Spartans, and who knows how much earlier by others until we get back to creation. Whether asked for or not, creation happens.
Recognized or not, called or not, G*D calls forth.
What is a sign of G*D's presence – life itself. Look, life goes on, births occur, creation is beckoned forth and declared good. Before a next child is born, by anyone, anywhere; before a sign is acknowledged, by anyone, anywhere – G*D is at work.
Before advent is over, or even begun, waiting and fulfillment have met, bowed to one another, and moved on.
Go ahead, just try to ask more quickly than G*D is present.
What sign in your everyday life will stand for your having been endowed, already, with what you need? When you are in touch with your sign, your daemon, your genius, your totem, it is amazing how quickly time flies. This is our element of fun, our spoonful of sugar, our lark, our life, our spree.
What sign is given you? What sign are you to others?