Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jeremiah 33:14–16; Luke 21:25–36; 1 Thessalonians: 3:9–13

When Advent comes, I worry, agonize and cry. Advent is daunting. Advent is my Everest. That’s why this year I’ve decided to add humor. I’ve taped a greeting card above my computer. On it is a cat offering the card’s recipient a gesture of love—in its paws it holds a heart-shaped hairball. When I’m wrestling with an Advent sermon and losing, this cartoon will explain why. The problem is that I’m working with a hairball of Advent scriptural phrases.


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