Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
Today, the Third Sunday in Advent, is 'Gaudete' Sunday. Gaudete is the Latin word for 'rejoice'.
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
Zephaniah 3:14-20 | A Song of Isaiah (APBA, p. 391) | Philippians 4:4-7 | Luke 3:7-18
"John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, 'You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?'" (Luke 3:7).
A Brood of Vipers
While working as a senior accountant
I have seen colleagues
using the name of God
(smiling in friendship
meddling with salaries and pensions
I have seen a married girl
I have heard the president
I have been told by a minister
I have seen people
Image inspired by Zephaniah 3.17,
W. Scott King. Latin text of Zephaniah 3:17 set for four-part women's choir.
God of Love, awaken us to your gift of life and love today that we may worship you without fear, give thanks for the blessings we share and support each other in the difficulties we face. Bind us together and make us strong in your love that we may be a visible witness to your reign of justice, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (ABM)