This year, I’m following along with an unusual Advent devotional that renders the anger and outrage of the prophets into contemporary colloquial language. Each day, there’s a word and a bible verse. On days when the word is an expletive, like today, I’ll put it behind the jump.
Verse: Mt 24:31
And he will send out his
angelsmessengers with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his electprecious ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Hear that sound? That trumpet? Blasting out fortissimo, silencing the hatred and violence and greed and destruction by sheer volume?
That’s God, saying Shut the Fuck Up!
If God sends out God’s messengers to gather up God’s precious ones and rescue them from hatred and violence and greed and destruction,
and if we are to be like God,
then what are just standing around here for?