Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44
Hope, the Forgotten Sibling

In this homily, Paul Thiessen (MA Theo, Vancouver School of Theology) takes us through the readings for the First Sunday of Advent.  Paul weaves a narrative in which the often forgotten resource of hope, biblically reconfigured not as some "shot in the dark but linked to God's presence with us in darkness, re-orients us to God's "hope" for loving justice in our lives.