Do not dwell on the things of the past or consider events of long ago. Pay attention – I am doing something new! It’s happening right now. Don’t you see it?
These words from Isaiah proclaim the central message of Advent and the Christmas season: Be attentive to the new things happening around you; don’t get trapped in old recriminations.
You are all invited to live now and hope for what still can be.
(text found on the web after church today)