Sunday 8th December – Advent 2A

MATTHEW 3:1-11
The Baptiser’s message
was a call to complete change,
a heart-felt change,
change at the core of one’s inmost being.
No part-time repentance,
no being ‘good’
just one hour or one day
in the week;
no claiming ‘goodness’
or holiness
on the strength of one’s ancestors.
It was a call to make a U-turn
from within
‘for the kingdom of heaven has come near’,
a realm of peace like no other.

There can be no peace
without inner peace
and no inner peace
without openness, vulnerability,
to change
as complete and wholly permeating
as sugar through a cup of tea.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2013.
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