Pause for thought
On this second Sunday in Advent John the Baptist calls the crowds and us to repent. Later, in his ministry Jesus does the same. But he wasn’t calling them to a prescribed list of behavioural patterns. I believe he was calling them – and us today – to a life, an abundant life ‘Beyond life’. Beyond anything we can ever ask or imagine. Calling us to a Beyond Life that is very near for it is within us.
In the words of Julian of Norwich: ‘God opened my spiritual sight and showed me my spirit in my heart. The spirit is as large as an eternal world and a blessed realm as well. And the greatest light and the brightest shining in the city of ‘spirit’ is God’s love.
Every blessing Revd Ali