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Advent: The Inviting, Haunting Presence of Jesus

by Terry Smith

As we celebrate the first coming of our Lord and await his return, this Advent is a time to hear again the inviting, haunting words of our Lord.

Jesus said, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house upon the rock…But everyone who…does not put them into practice is like a foolish man on sand. The rain came along, the streams rose, and the winds blew against that house, and it fell with a great crash” (Matthew 7:24–27). Continue reading Advent: The Inviting, Haunting Presence of Jesus