Every Wednesday during the Advent season, we will post a reflection in hopes that it may help you on your own journey through Advent. This weekís reflection is offered by Father Mark Lane, CFCA preacher.
“Ö I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. Ö” (Phil 1:6)
Sometimes it is the simplest and most obvious detail that is the most revealing.
When God comes into this world it is among the ordinary people of a not so remarkable period in history and in a corner of the world far from the center of prominence.
Luke, in the Gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Advent,, tries to give Jesus’advent an historical grandeur that the raw facts do not exactly bare out.
John the Baptist is indeed an exotic character, but his ministry is mainly in the desert, far from the center of things in Jerusalem. Read more