The Table of Love
“Apocalypse” in the Greek language means “unveiling,” or “revelation”. The church year begins apocalyptically. On the First Sunday of Advent, Mark warns us three times to be awake and to be ready because something new is occurring, events so new that they are beyond human abilities to create.
Although Christ is light and love, his advent—his coming to us in our place and time—can instigate change. And that change can be costly, even painful. Who likes change? Are there any earth-shaking events happening in our lives?
In this season of Advent, literally “coming to” or “arrival,” Jesus says not only that there are some frightening things on the horizon but also that the Son of God is on the horizon. Something new is occurring! As we enter this new season, we are invited to gather around the Table of Love where Jesus showed us the most profound act of love as giving himself away for us to experience newness. Join us.