Here’s the first question. Have you ever made plans for your life? And here’s the second question. Have your plans ever been interrupted? Chances are you answered yes to both of those questions. We’ve all made plans. Maybe it was for an hour, a day, a weekend, a vacation, our work, our finances, our family. And we’ve all experienced the interruption of those plans by circumstances that changed or the unexpected that happened. Every one of us could probably say about today’s gospel, “Well… Darn. That’s all about me. That describes my life.” Today’s gospel describes the tension in which we live. And it’s the same tension in which Jesus and his disciples lived.
This Sunday begins a new liturgical year with the Season of Advent. Archbishop Rowan Williams offers his reflections on this holy season of waiting, expectation, and hope. More Advent videos.