We’ve come to Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, the one where we light the pink candle on our Advent wreath. All the lessons we read this week are about the coming transformation of Creation, and of ourselves. We read of the vision of the new Creation in the first lesson, we are exhorted to be patient in the second and we are told the signs of its coming in the third this week.
There truly is reason to rejoice and be hopeful. And yet, we’ve been longing and waiting for a very long time. What are we to do next?
I think the answer to that question is found in Jesus’ answer to the question that John the Baptist asks of Jesus through his disciples. Jesus tells him that God’s Kingdom is already present in our midst, we just need to look and we can find it. Jesus tells us what to look for, and in so doing, he gives us a set of directions that we can use in our day both to look for the Kingdom and in our small way to make it manifest to others who seek it.
The direct link to the video is found here.
Thank you Bishop!