Wednesday, January 19, 2005

LIVING BETWEEN ADVENTS. William Stringfellow (1929-1985) articulates the challenge of living authentically as Christian between the Advents. Read this into the previous post, "The Grace of Dissent":

"In the First Advent, Christ the Lord comes into the World; in the next Advent, Christ the Lord comes as Judge of the world and of all the world's thrones and pretenders, sovereignties and dominions, principalities and authorities, presidencies and regimes, in vindication of his lordship and the reign of the Word of God in history. This is the truth, which the world hates, which biblical people (repentant people) bear and by which they live as the church in the world in the time between the two Advents." -- from Advent as a Penitential Season

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