Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Waiting Still.....

This was the meditation on the Henri Nouwen website this morning:

Long before Jesus was born the prophet Isaiah had a vision of Christ's great unifying work of salvation. Many years after Jesus died, John, the beloved disciple, had another but similar vision: He saw a new heaven and a new earth. All of creation had been transformed, dressed with immortality to be the perfect bride of Christ. In John's vision the risen Christ speaks from his throne, saying: "Look, I am making the whole of creation new. .... Look, here God lives among human beings. He will make his home among them; they will be his people, and he will be their God, God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone" (Revelation 21:5; 21:3-4).
Both Isaiah and John open our eyes to the all-inclusive nature of Christ's saving work.

Where are the prophets of our time? Do we have the vision? Do we have the will? How do we understand this? As something that will come upon us or a work that we co-create with God Perhaps in Advent we might discern more our role in this transformation.

2 comments:

Rev SS said...

AMEN! And praying for L

mompriest said...

For the plane ride home last night (and because I thought I might spend the night in the airport...) I bought Tom Brokaw's new book, "Boom!"...it's all about the people, events, and times of the 1960's...actually from 1963-1972. It's excellent. But also sad. I've cried several times already...at the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the death of Bobby Kennedy. At the beatings of other people. I cried because so much hope died with those people.

Where are our prophets now? Where is our hope, our visionary, our inspiration? Yeah, still waiting.