To be changed. We have to change. So that we don’t fear each other. The different. The foreigner. We give up our bigotry. We change. Regardless of whether or not they do.

The Incarnation Is More Radical Than We Care To Admit.
Advent 2A |  Isaiah 11:1-10

“A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse”.

This isn’t a forest or the tall pines of northern Michigan or the California redwoods. A garden of purity and perfection or the humble boxwoods in our garden. A shoot, a small bit of something poking through the soil amidst the decay.

A chance at life. A chance when certain doom is expected.

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