As we approach this Second Sunday of Advent we are met with a favorite text in the Advent season. Favorite because we, who have been in the faith for an essential amount of time, know the impact of this text. We know the impact of this text because it is a text that has found itself being propelled through the world in a number of avenues.
Advent is one of my favorite times of the Christian year, not because it is the first season of the Christian year, but because it is filled with expectation! It’s filled with the unknowing; it’s filled with anticipation. That is, if we take it seriously.