People of Advent,
As we prepare the way of Advent, there are many reasons that can cause us to be weary. If you are experiencing weariness, is there a particular something you can name as the cause? Of course, the idea of waiting is wearisome.
This first week of our journey calls us to acknowledge our weariness and to enter into hope. Hope sees our past and moves toward our future. It doesn’t require clarity. It relies upon our willingness to step into the mystery.
This Sunday, we will be looking at the rarely used story of Gabriel’s annunciation to Zechariah (Luke 1:1-23). It is a much different experience than that of Mary’s. I look forward to seeing you on Balclutha or Zoom at 10 am.
Yours in weariness and hope,
Rev. Michael Cronin