This Advent piece reflects on the Sunday readings in the year 2016. 1st Week…The Mountain of the Lord’s House shall be established as the highest of the mountains. All nations shall stream to it. 2nd Week…A shoot shall come forth from the stump of Jesse and a branch shall grow out of
Today marks the end of the Advent Season and I am posting the Advent Piece in its entirety.
Today we start the final short week of Advent. On the Advent carving, I carved the New Jerusalem, or a mountain type image with windows in it.
Today we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, “Rejoice Sunday.” We are half way through Advent and are invited to reflect on joy.
This week I am going to show the next part of the carving that I showed last week which is the pregnant Virgin Mary. Mary sits in a receiving position with her hands open to respond to God’s will. In her stillness the word becomes flesh.
In the Sunday readings of the scriptures during Advent this year we are reminded through the rich texts of Isaiah of the vision of a world without war. He poetically invites us into his vision. The name Isaiah means “God is salvation.” During this Advent season we place ourselves within his hope of a better