Sunday 1st December – Advent 1A

MATTHEW 24:36-44
We journey through Advent
expectant, hopeful;
our reasonable, ordered lives
conforming to the social boundaries
set around layer by layer.

we are caught by moments and circumstances
which are not as they seem:
they disturb
with their prospect of embarrassment,
public disgrace,

Yet in this shame,
is wrapped God’s hope for the world:
God with us
in an unexpected way.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2010 (revised 2013).
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