Advent 3 (17/12)

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It’s getting rowdy and smelly and dazzling.  Pungent aromas, sounds of demolition, truth-defining light: the texts of Advent 3 awaken our senses and excite our anticipation for God’s restoring, re-ordering, renewing of the world.

As we prepare to wrap our souls around the new, startling way that God enters humanity through incarnation, embodied God prophets and gospel writers invite us to open our humanness through our senses.

Justice and Love, Hope and Healing, Faith and Truth are more than fine ideas and warm words: in God’s cosmos of sight and sound and smell and sense – these are material, concrete realties of transformation: God shows up – Rowdy, Smelly, Dazzlingly real.

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Isaiah, John, Luke


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Written and Compiled by

Elizabeth Waldron Anstice

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