What do you want God to restore?
In our secret yearnings we wait for your coming, and in our grinding despair we doubt that you will. And in this privileged place we are surrounded by witnesses who yearn more than do we and by those who despair more deeply than do we. Look upon your church … in this season of hope which runs so quickly to fatigue and in this season of yearning which becomes so easily quarrelsome. Give us the grace and the impatience to wait for your coming to the bottom of our toes, to the edges of our fingertips. We do not want our several worlds to end. Come in your power and come in your weakness in any case and make all things new..
Walter Brueggemann, Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Brueggemann, (Minneapolis: Fortress Press)
|ADVENT (Year C)|
November 28 Advent 1
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
|December 5 Advent 2|
|December 12 Advent 3|
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
|December 19 Advent 4|
Readings are available on the internet at https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//