Fourth Sunday of Advent
This Advent we acknowledge the wisdom that surrounds us… especially that of our First Nations People, the created world, our communities and religious traditions.
The figures of the Magi in the Christmas story place the events of Jesus’ birth in the wider frame of eastern mysticism, astrology, cosmology and ancient wisdom reinforcing the incarnation as evolving and timeless – Christ has been present in our world since the dawn of time itself. As we conclude our Advent journey, we pray in the words of Joyce Rupp:
Emmanuel, God-with-us…You came in human form with a message of extravagant love, showing us how to be with those who have much less than we do.Change our hearts. Turn them inside out, toward the larger world.
(Prayer Seeds. 2017. p.2)