December 8, 2019

December 8th

“He will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire” Matthew 3:12

I don’t know about you, but this is not my idea of a satisfying ending to a Gospel reading. It leaves me feeling discontent and wishing there would be some sort of redemption to the ending.

This Gospel is full of hope and anticipation as John the Baptist begins preparing the way of the Lord, but it’s not a satisfying feeling. The Advent Season is steeped in a hope in what is to come but is not yet here. Advent is clinging to the hope of the light to come in the darkness. May God be the Light in the darkness today. May you cling to Him in the hope of the joy to come.

 

Keri Salanik

Augustinian Volunteer