Readings: Luke 21:25-36
Martin Luther from an Advent Sermon on Luke 21:
“In this passage Jesus gives us clearly to understand that the world will continue its carousing, eating and drinking, building and planting, and diligent seeking after earthly things, and will look upon the Day of Judgment as yet a thousand more years off, when, in the twinkling of an eye, they may stand before the terrible judgment bar of God.”
Hymn: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Modern Rendition)
My life is one of contradictions. I’m a southern boy living in northern New England; a boring guy married to super-fun girl; a conservative pastor in a progressive Christian denomination; a changed man in need of change; a sinner loved by a holy and perfect God.