Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mark 13:24-37

Year B - Advent 1 or Needed Change 1
November 30, 2014

In these days of suffering for so many everywhere in the world it is as if the sun has been darkened, making such suffering invisible to those who could change it.

In these days of suffering for so many right where we are it is as if the stars we have hitched our comfort to have fallen and everyone is far more vulnerable than they could imagine.

In these days of suffering there is more than enough. We do not need more power and glory. What else has gotten us to the state we are in? We do not need a further demonstration of privilege with the elect getting a pat on the head and the non-elect getting one last kick while they are down.

There is no fig tree large enough to demonstrate the state of affairs, the season, we are in. We are living out past decisions without re-deciding.

Beware all you want, keep eternally vigilant all you want, we no longer need to wait for a time to come— it is rising before us like a City of Zombies and there is no where left to turn.

We do not need more works-righteousness Wakefulness. We do not need more predestined laissez-faire.

What we do need is a Word of Creation, of Change, of Compassion. May this season find us learning these words along with a Courage to live them.

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