The Coming One, Mary’s child, may not resolve all our problems, but God’s coming is an image of hope that may empower us to action. Hope encourages agency, not passivity. It opens the future, not determined, but influenced by what we do today.https://www.patheos.com/blogs/livingaholyadventure/2021/12/the-adventurous-lectionary-fourth-sunday-of-advent-december-19-2021/
Read the whole post at Bruce Epperly’s The Adventurous Lectionary.
The Christmas incarnation is more than a pretty story; it is God in our midst, traveling our path, and bringing healing that is beyond our reach, left to our own efforts.https://www.patheos.com/blogs/livingaholyadventure/2021/12/the-adventurous-lectionary-fourth-sunday-of-advent-december-19-2021/