Reminder: Preaching the Second Sunday of Advent
As you prepare a homily or sermon on the reading, please add a comment or two on what you are discovering or where you plan to go. I would love to make this more of a "conversation."
I would also love to hear how you react to exposition of Malachi over against some of the other things you'll read on the internet, such as at Dylan's Lectionary Blog (click here). Frankly, I have worries about some of what she says. For example, she writes, "What has to change before you meet Jesus? Nothing. He even seems to be completely indiscriminate."
If Malachi is right, and he is, then being a part of Jesus' reign to come means that almost everything about us will indeed have to change. We'll even have to die to self, and orient ourselves outward to others! If Malachi is right, and he is, Jesus' reign is radically inclusive, but in no way "indiscriminate"!