Monday, 28 November 2016

Unexpected

Matthew 24:36;42-44
The Necessity for Watchfulness
“But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.

Watchfulness
Anticipation
Expectancy
Waiting
With joy
With dread
With patience
With hope
Advent - the season when all of these come together
Confronting, against the odds
apathy and indifference
in a world where darkness and oppression
have leached out every last vestige of light
Proclaiming with starkness
the reign of God
that breaks in with the promise
of peace and justice
when least expected.

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