Okay, that joke doesn't have anything to do with the lectionary--yet. I just saw it on Studio 60 last night and thought it made a funny visual. YMMV.
This is my last sermon to write before Advent, having been graciously given the Sunday after Thanksgiving off. I feel as if I need to cram a whole lot into it. Is anyone else fighting this temptation?
This week's lection has a gospel lesson that I heard pretty consistently in my childhood, growing up in a premillenialist/dispensationalist household. (Say that three times fast!) I never really understood what "wars and rumors of wars" really meant, since I grew up during the tail end of Vietnam, and it seemed as if there was always somebody fighting somewhere.
I'm hoping this week, through prayer and study, to unlock the mystery of this passage and find the hope within. How else can we prepare for Advent without a little hope?
What mysteries are you pondering this week?