Second Sunday of Advent – Year A 

Today John the Baptist comes, preaching in the wilderness of Judea. The wilderness is a place of extremes: heat and cold; dryness, suddenly overwhelmed by monsoon rains. It’s also a place that speaks of solitude, of being either alone or lonely, depending on your temperament. In the wilderness, we are by ourselves. It is as individuals that we will stand before God when we die and are judged, responsible for our deeds. But we also have to work out how we as individuals relate to the rest of Creation. READ MORE