Matthew 24: 36-44
The beginning of the birth Pangs The beginning of the birth Pangs

Perhaps that is the good news of Advent:

that we are reminded that Christ has been staking this joint like a thief and is going to break in!

There was and is and will be a break in because God is not interested in our loss-prevention programs but in saving us from ourselves and saving us from our culture and saving us even from our certainties about God’s story itself. God seems to work not through the things we are prepared for, but through the things we don’t expect. When something goes well, and we are like wholly jack how did that happen!God is the suspect! 

Nadia Boltz Weber, Accidental Saints

Service Art: 

Image 1: Aaron Burden, Creative Commons via Wikimedia 

Image 2: anderson201101 creative commons