12-22-13: Easily Offended
According to James, we are supposed to wait with for Jesus' arrival with patience, but this is hard as Christmas approaches. It is also hard to wait for the justice and healing promised by Isaiah, Luke, and Matthew. We yearn for the reversal of fortunes scripture foretells. We yearn for the time when people will be healed, when creation will be restored, and when justice and love will be the law of the land. Come quickly, Jesus, and turn our world upside down. And when things go in ways we don't expect, help us not be offended by your righteous ways.
Yours on the journey,