Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday November 25, 2014

Today's text

Mark 13:32-37

‘But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.’

For what we wait

There is a joining we know and a joining for which we wait, a joy we know and a joy that aches for completion only the Holy One can provide.

Christmas celebrates the joining of divine reality with human substance, revealing what we each are but which we have not become.

We look at Jesus in his mother’s arms and wonder at the beauty of the child. We believe and know he is the face of heaven shining on us and making us alive once more.

This is the joining we know. His light warms and heals hidden longings for which no other fulfillment can be found.

We see him and know the love who is Love touching us and quieting the inner ache, whispering once more, “Rest, my love is enough for you.”

We are creatures made from Love, by Love and for the Love Christ is. In him, we see what we each are and what we … and all nature and history … will be.

Our joy is to be finally and fully joined with the Love shining from his face that it might also shine from ours, in our hopes and tears, our longings and our laughter.

This joining is our Advent longing. We do not await the birth of Jesus who has already come but the birth of Christ in us and all creation, the full joining of the divine heart with our human hearts so that everywhere we look and all we shall see is Christ, the perfect unity of God and creation.

We stay awake for he comes to join with our hearts in all times and every moment.

Pr. David L. Miller

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