Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Advent: Day #25
This week's Advent reflection, Conceive:
Imagine the coming of Messiah. Break out of cynicism and pessimism. Challenge yourself and others with the presumption that God is acting and that creation is being drawn into redemption. Conceive of a love as genuine, as tangible, and as pervasive as the struggle which we more readily perceive. Let that conception be birthed in your actions.

This is the stuff of faith.

O come, O come, great Lord of might,
Who to thy tribes on Sinai's height
In Ancient times onces gave the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee,
O Israel.

O ADONAI and Leader of the house of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the flames of the bush and gave him the law on Sinai: Come, and with your outstretched arm redeem us.

(stanza and antiphon 2 of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel", 9th cent. Latin, #211 in the United Methodist Hymnal)

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