Monday, December 06, 2010

Matthew 11:2-11

Advent 3 - Year A

What are you looking for? A miraculous sign? A guarantee of comfort?

What we are to be looking for is a prophet, a vision that will take our all and more.

No matter what their heritage or tradition or style or anything else, prophets revive our memories of who we are when we are at our best and point in a direction where we can put our best to work.

Whether Baptizer John knew it or not, he triggered memories of healings and revolution by the poor. We do not need to be constrained by our current situations. Healing can come. Release can come.

John pointed folks who had their memories revived toward Jesus as a way of engaging their renewed hope with their current reality.

So, this Advent season, what is your best ancient memory that you have put aside as no longer possible or practical?

May you find a prophet to follow who will allow the best hope in you to be engaged and to again lead you to participate in changing our present caughtness.

In another day or two, I'll tell you about one of my prophets, Amy.

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