Ordinary Things, Extraordinary Vision

First Sunday in Advent

Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

A lot of the scholarly scripture commentary on today’s reading from Isaiah focuses on a question Christians have been debating for a long while: is the life to which God calls us realistic? Or is it an idealistic picture that is meant to give us small comfort, but clearly not meant for us in any real kind of way today? Read more