2018 12 02: First Sunday of Advent

Jesus said, "There will be signs… on the earth distress among nations... People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world.”

And so what does Jesus tell us to do about this? We may agree or disagree about what exactly the signs are or which are the scariest of the swirling powers in the world, but the one thing we can control and change, something over which, in this tangled up and chaotic world, we do have power, is the way we choose to respond to fear and to insecurity, the way we choose to behave when we’re vulnerable.