Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

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

Restorative justice is important because it opens a way forward, a way beyond retribution. In that sense, “restore us” is important. Unfortunately, the way we usual read “restore” is some going back to one set point or another without any learning having taken place. We just want to be in G*D’s good graces again with a spit and a promise that things will be different next time and we’ll never again be separated.

If we are on the cusp of something new and then get scared and back away into some idealized past, we have blown an Advent opportunity.

May we look again at the demands of a restoration and how we are going to participate in our own salvation as well as that of our Neighb*rs and G*D’s.

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