Sunday 10 December 2023

About Today Readings

2nd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 40:1-5, 9–11. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation – Psalm 84(85):9–14. 2 Peter 3:8–14. Mark 1:1–8.

Focus on healing

Such wonderful imagery of wildlife and terrain from Isaiah and the Gospel. Our earth, which is our sustenance, making way for the Lord. Our earth, in its wildness, encouraging us to prepare the way for the Lord. This second week of Advent connects the ancient scriptures to the Gospel, renewing and reminding us of the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing Jesus to us. The people of Jesus’ time recognised this. Would we recognise him today? Is our broken earth making way for him again? My sense is that it is. May we focus on healing brokenness in relationships, have courage to protect our earth from further

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