Sunday 4 December 2022

About Today Readings

2nd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 11:1-10. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever – Psalm 71(72):1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17. Romans 15:4-9. Matthew 3:1-12.

Prepare the way of the Lord
In a land that’s sold its soul
God calls me to this lonely place
to swear off wine and all cooked food,
to dress in rags and waist-length hair.

The punters come to be baptised
and find in Jordan’s muddy stream
a pain-free, blame-free way to buy
forgiveness of their many sins.

And you, my friend, have you come here
for tubs of bargain-basement grace
or for the turning of the heart
to Christ who waits near you today?

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