Sermon; The Second Sunday of Advent: "Crying Out in the Wilderness"
Date: December 9, 2018
Liturgical Day: the Second Sunday of Advent; Year C
John the Baptizer was a wild looking desert dweller who spent his time in the wilderness, far from the centers of culture and power. He was a man many powerful and influential people easily ignored. But he was also the man through whom God chose to speak. There have been many times when God has made use of a supposed “outsider” to speak a word of truth to supposed “insiders.” Many of us would be considered insiders in today’s religious environment. Where do we look for the word God might speak to us today?