We need the prophets to unmask power’s seductions.
Advent | First Sunday of Advent (Year B)
Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37
Advent stands at odds with the tranquility our culture hopes for this time of year. The coming of the Son of Man will yank us off the hamster wheel of life.
As the first Advent candle is lit, world leaders will be making their way to Paris to try to create a climate treaty.
No one likes the thought of an angry God. Yet God’s wrath pops up all over the Bible, including in this week’s Advent readings. Is there anything redemptive about an angry God?