Light in Womb’s Darkness

Monday, December 3, 2012

Isaiah 56

What future is there for a eunuch? No progeny—only endless cycles of boring chores, as worker bees in a hive, unable to make the queen fertile. However, the miracle of children and a future will come even for them, if they keep Sabbath sacred space—wombs of time, fertilized by fidelity to God’s Word.

The first Advent candle is lit, sowing a seed of light into the dark womb of night. Place yourself before the candle at the center of those places within where there is anything like despairing darkness. Resist the smugness of those beastly types with their vain feelings of power. Each of their tomorrows will become darker and darker.

Take hope. It is Advent. Jesus the light longs to make your heart fertile. Will you let him?

The Reading for Today

Daily Bible Breaths

Version for Children and Families

This is the First Week in Advent, Year C
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets. We read Isaiah in season of Advent to Epiphany.

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