It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's Time to Wake Up, a Reflection on Romans 13:11-14

Advent theme: It's time to wake up.

"The night is far gone, the day is near."

Then he describes behaviors that we might have indulged in if we thought nobody could see--reveling, drunkenness, debauchery, and licentiousness.

It's time to wake up. It's time to live in the light. Those dishonorable actions of ours weren't really hidden by the dark no matter how we might have thought that they were.

And then, for those who may pride themselves on not being reveling drunks, Paul adds a couple more behaviors to give up--quarreling and jealousy. Two more activities that the dark does not hide. I'm trying to imagine a world in which we had something like AA but for people who were addicted to quarreling or jealousy. Or, do we already have such an organization, and we just need to pay attention?

It's time to wake up.

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