Advent 3 - Year B
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Rejoice, Anticipate, Give - these are ways G*D is revealed and drawn near to.
These qualities of relating keep one grounded and flying high.
Rejoice in opportunities available, even in the most dire of situations. Even Uncle Sol was able to start a worm farm in his demise.
Anticipate an unceasing flow of time. Regardless of how erratic time is, our engagement with it continues. We cast an eye ahead and translate what we see into our work of this day.
Give. Yes, thanks, but ever so much more as well. Give energy where you sense spirit is loosening the grip of the past. Give heed to questions of a current system thinking it is the culmination of creation and claiming there is only fear and chaos beyond current limits of our thinking. A G*D of peace is also a G*D moving ahead for the violence of today is not a good place to rest.
Test everything. Particularly test the tried and true.
Advent is practice time for breathing in (keeping a gleam in your eye), engaging processes of change, and breathing out (participating in the potlatch jubilee of life).