Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Tuesday Lectionary Leanings: "Happy New Year" Edition
A pastorly friend of mine tells me that one of her favorite bumper stickers proclaims, JESUS IS COMING -- LOOK BUSY!
As the wheel of the liturgical year turns again to Advent, a season of spiritual preparation for the coming of Christ...how are we "looking busy," being about living God's redeeming, reconciling, transforming love into the world around us? This week's lessons express a yearning for a decisive, dramatic inbreaking of God's Reign into our world...but also remind us that while our eyes may be searching the horizon for the "not yet," our feet are right here in the "now"...and that we need to get to work.
What are your ponderings and inspirations as you study this week's lessons? And how are you inviting your people into the season of Advent in your churches?