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The Second Sunday of Advent - Year A

Meditation on Matthew 3: 1-12

Gaze on harvest time in ancient Canaan:
 the whole community must work hard
together to bring in the grain. First the
men cut down the ripened grain,
gripping their hand sickles till they get
blisters. Then the women must bind
the barley or wheat into sheaves,
much like those we used to see in our
 fields, before those ugly black plastic
wraps became commonplace. Watch
them bending and straightening,
bending and straightening, mopping
their brows in the warm air. Then the
grain is carted back to the open air...

Taken from Gazing on the Gospels Year A by Judith Dimond

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