We wait to see the salvation of all flesh, that is, the healing of us, our neighbors, our families, and all creation. This is the hope toward which Isaiah, John the Baptist, and Luke point us. While we wait, our job is to cut a path so that God's healing might more easily reach us. A reflection on Luke 3:1-6.
In Mark 3:20-35, Jesus describes himself as a burglar who is breaking into a house, binding the strong man, and plundering everything he finds. What!? A reflection on what holds us captive and those things that we need Jesus to tie up and deliver us from.