Beginning Advent with the Little Apocalypse inspires fear when we’d rather see joy—but reveals that we’re actually afraid of joy.
The apocalyptic heart of Advent
Advent 1B | Mark 13:24-37
Happy Apocalypse, everybody! Yeah! Nothing says “ring in the new year” quite like
“But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.”
That’s a funny way of saying “Happy Holidays,” Jesus!
Actually, we’ve been dealing with dark apocalyptic-tinged teaching so long now that we probably aren’t feeling like this new season is all that different from the last one. We’re simply reading about it in Mark now.
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