The Advent Project Week 4

Almighty God, you brought fourth a royal branch from the ancient stock of Jesse’s line: Grant that we who have been grafted into this heritage may bear fruit worthy of Jesus Christ; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever. Amen.

(THE ADVENT PROJECT)

Daily Readings
Day 1: Isaiah 64:1-6
Day 2: Isaiah 64:7-12
Day 3: I Corinthians 1:1-16
Day 4: I Corinthians 1:17-31
Day 5: Mark 13:1-13
Day 6: Mark 13:14-27
Day 7: Mark 13:28-37

Reflection

So often we demand God’s justice when things don’t go how we want them to. What we tend to forget is that God’s justice and our ideas of God’s justice are rarely the same. God, unlike many of us, is slow to anger. Where as we react with anger and hostility to any perceived injustice.

What if we looked for God’s justice not in mountains quaking but in the hungry being fed? In the refugee finding a new home? In the orphan being adopted? In the sick being cared for? What if mountian quaking justice meant that security and prosperity for all of God’s people?

How often do we ask for God to act with justice in situations where we oursleves created the injustice? Or simply out of anger because something didn’t go our way? As you reflect this week think about how often you really want God to act justly and how often you want God to act as you would in the situation.

Let us pray…

O Root of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God’s love for all his people:
come to save us without delay!

The Advent Project