Fire and Light
|St Thomas, Fifth Avenue (NYC)|
John the Baptist is my favorite Advent character! (Said no one, ever!) I'll bet none of you have a John the Baptist figure as part of your Nativity set. Can’t we just get on to the angels and lovely Mary?
(Jonathan Edwards said a lot of other stuff too, good stuff, but this is what we tend to remember.)
Don’t be afraid of John’s message. God is coming to us soon, bringing light and life. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. We will not be shattered by God’s power but broken open so that love can get in and love can come back out and utterly change the world.