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Imagining the Lectionary: Kairos Moments (Advent 1C)
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As the sky lightens at daybreak this is the moment in which the sun penetrates the chilly shroud of mist and bathes the landscape in milky light. Chronological time becomes irrelevant. Here and now, in this Kairos moment, consciousness is suffused by rays from another realm, imparting a deeper sense of place and space, purpose and meaning. God is our soul's timekeeper and the light of God's love describes an arc of grace on the sundial of our yearning. When you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near
(Luke 21:31).  You must be vigilant at all times (Luke 21:36) In those days and at that time I will... (Jeremiah 33:15).

The choices of scripture for this Advent Sunday carry the same sense of expectation, revelation and surprise for us as does the sun emerging through the cloaking mist. God's love has broken through, is breaking through and will break through to enlighten us and to show us the world in a different light. These Kairos moments are an invitation to recognise God's unfolding initiative, to be inspired by what we see and to participate in its outworking.



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