We are rapidly approaching the Feast of St. Francis. Because I am away on the 7th, we are holding a pet service with the SPCA on the 14th. I have been wondering what I might say at that service. I found this to be a really helpful sermon from a fellow walker in the footsteps of Francis.
This sermon can be listened to here Gate Pa – Advent 2 - 2020 Readings: Psalm Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11 Second Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-15 Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 What I want to say and what I want to happen: Use Isaiah and Mark to find hope and peace in this hard year. A wilderness year. Isaiah and Mark are all about the wilderness. If there was ever a year we need Isaiah it is this year. We hear worlds of hope for a people lost in the chaos and trauma of the exile, with words of God coming ready or not. So what does that mean for us preparing and waiting through this time of Advent? We hear John the forerunner speaking words from the wilderness inviting us to repent, to see our world differently and to live in this world differently. In what ways do we act as a forerunner? What d