Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Advent 4

May the Lord, when he comes,
Find us watching and waiting.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Liturgy from Common Worship, Morning and Evening Prayer in Advent

Watching and waiting
Light and darkness
Presence and absence
(Absence and presence)
(Darkness and light)
(Waiting and watching)

Advent is
the recognition of God’s presence,
Immanuel, God with us:

Advent is
the recognition of God’s absence,
Ascended, coming again in glory:

Watch without waiting,
wait without watching,
and you miss the
(the image revealed
when presence and absence
are juxtaposed)

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