Sermon for 11/27/2016: Dreams of the End at the Beginning

Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44

The theological virtue of hope is the patient and trustful willingness to live without closure, without resolution, and still be content and even happy because our Satisfaction is now at another level, and our Source is beyond ourselves.
— Richard Rohr in Preparing for Christmas

Sermon Notes

The opening reading of the Gospel of Matthew comes from the NRSV translation.

The reference to Richard Rohr's work comes from his little devotional, Preparing for Christmas (reference and public library).  It's a fantastic read.