Why does history take so long? Advent ll

Being present while we wait.

Our Advent theme this year—and every year.

For weeks of “revolutionary patience” (Solle), yearning for the birth of the one who initiates the “malkuth Yahweh” God’s total reign and transformation. Why in Bruce Cockburn’s words, “Does history take such a long time?” It seems as if it is always two steps forward and one back.

That is why HOPE is a constant Advent theme. When is it going to come?

By being present to the “signs of the times” we shall see tangible footprints of the Divine summons so as today’s gospel says, “Be alert at all times.”

Or you may miss it, baby!


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