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How do we observe Advent when the world is on fire?

As we continue to reflect on the Second Sunday of Advent, I reflect on Isaiah 11:1-12 and the unlikelihood of peace in our world that is on fire. How do we observe Advent when the world is on fire? I also reflect on learning that peace cannot come until we acknowledge our complicity in injustice. For example, I recently learned there is a lynching memorial in Kansas City for Levi Harrington and Columbia for James Scott. Mr. Harrington was killed in 1883 and Mr. Scott (an employee of the University of Missouri) in 1923. We cannot participate in the peace of the prophet Isaiah until we acknowledge the sin of our humanity together. May we be Sharing Vital Communion as we acknowledge our sin of racial terror together.

Advent blessings, Ginny

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