The First Sunday of Advent December 2, 2018
People everywhere look for signs in nature. At times, we see breath-taking beauty; at other times, we see signs of impending catastrophe, such as those described in the apocalyptic vision of today’s Gospel (Luke 21:25-38). Our news media expose us relentlessly to the signs of the times, with a narrative saying that distress and confusion are rampant. For many of us, this is a true representation of the brokenness of today’s world. In spite of all that, as people of faith, we once again begin our annual Advent journey today in deep darkness, surrounded by these fearful signs…and move, ever so slowly it seems, with hope flickering like candles…to a new day…to a place where all hearts are truly and finally open to receive the Divine One.
Music: “jenseits von gut und bose” Album langsam! Artist: Dee Yan-Key
Image: “August Moon” Location: Eliot, Maine Photographer: Jon Shematek