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Advent 1 (2016.11.27 Sermon)

November 28th, 2016

John Chandler


April Karli welcomed into Advent…and into the longing and hope of an ancient prophet named Isaiah.

Quotes and links mentioned:

  • The French author Simone Weil writes in her notebook: ‘Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life.’ Without patience our expectation degenerates into wishful thinking. Patience comes from the word patior which means to suffer… What seems a hindrance becomes a way; what seems an obstacle becomes a door; what seems a misfit becomes a cornerstone. To wait patiently therefore means to allow our weeping and wailing to become the purifying preparation by which we are made ready to receive the joy which is promised to us. — Henri Nouwen
  • “Of all types of waiting, the waiting of pregnancy is most like the waiting that we do during Advent. The waiting of pregnancy is like the waiting we do for God.” — Wendy M Wright

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