Sunday, December 9, 2012
Another sound fills the Advent sky—the cry of John the Baptist from the barren wilderness at the heart of life. The voice was heard centuries earlier, when Isaiah promised a time when all twisted, crooked, uneven, rough, out-of-balanced parts of the world would be made straight and smooth again.
These promises will be fulfilled within us on one condition—repentance. The word in Greek, metanoia, means a change of heart and attitude, a total shift in the way in which we look at things. The way of selfishness and sin, of resentment, of fear, of being a victim, is over.
Are you serious about the changes that need to take place in you? What kind of repentance needs to happen that would unlock a deep rush of Godly love within you? Ask the Spirit, who will tell you—if you are serious.
The Reading for Today
This is the Second Week in Advent, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary.
Year C is dedicated to the Gospel of St. Luke.