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!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: