Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

Advent 2 - Year B

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

At some point we look to reuniting steadfast love and faithfulness. We also look to a wedding kiss between righteousness and peace. These will come from forgiveness and pardon of the past.

This is to say that currently there is a gap between steadfast love and faithfulness. They look in different directions for the object of their affection. Right now righteousness and peace are separated with irreconcilable differences.

One piece of work to be done in Advent time is working to define these terms and to assist them in combining forces rather than each claiming precedence. Blessings on your bringing clarity and inciting solidarity.

An important Advent question is how these were separated from one another. Yes, they can be seen as parallels, but the different faces do reveal various facets of a smaller/larger something behind them and affect how we function in the world.

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