Posted by: abbiewatters | December 8, 2011

Expecting the Word – Advent Two – Thursday

My Advent series this year will follow the Words Matter Advent study from the National Council of Churches. Download the whole booklet if you’d like, and follow along with the writings for each day. I’d love to discuss them with you. Also, here is a link to the Advent readings from the Inclusive Bible. I prefer the more inclusive language here, than the NRSV texts used in the study booklet (be sure to read the note on page 6).

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

I’m struck by the way Peace doesn’t come except when paired with Justice.

When will we learn that?

G-d’s steadfast Love and Faithfulness only comes to fruition when led by Justice.

Where is the Justice in the world when some children go to bed hungry, and others refuse to eat what’s put before them because they dislike the taste?

Where is the Justice in the world when some children sleep on park benches or in homeless shelters, and others complain because they don’t have a new toy?

Where is the Justice in the world when the elderly are reluctant to go to the doctor for fear of the cost, and government workers have only the best health care?

I understand that I can’t right all the wrongs, but just because I can’t do everything, doesn’t mean I can’t do something!

G-d, forgive me for doing less than everything I can.

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