The readings for this third Sunday of Advent offers opportunities for reflections of justice. This is true whether one is following the Revised Common Lectionary or the Narrative Lectionary. God speaks through the texts, through Isaiah and The Gospel of John, through prophets and (perhaps) the wildest prophet of all, John the Baptist, and calls God’s people to wake up, be aware, take notice, of God’s action in the world. God’s action is always about setting right the ways creation has veered off course. God’s action is about justice and love.
This has been true through out time, and particularly so, this year. Certainly for us in the United States, God is calling us to wake up, take notice, and do something about the injustices in our own backyards.
What readings are speaking to you this week? What moves you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the many variables that come our way as clergy and preachers? Whenever I find myself with a rare slow day I take advantage of it, knowing full well that it will not last long. And so, have you had any time for rest?
The preacher party is in invitation to rest a moment in the company of your peers and colleagues, others who know just how you feel, regardless of what that might be. Pull up a chair, grab a mug, have a cup of something refreshing, and sit a spell with us. You will find food for your soul, and maybe a few words for your sermon.