The Days Are Surely Coming (Jeremiah 33:14-16)
We live in ordinary time, seeing only ordinary days, but days filled with terror and avarice and hatred and despair nevertheless, days that threaten to go on and on. All we can see is the way things are presently ordered. We know how power is arranged in this world. It’s amazing what you can get used to. But the days are surely coming, says the Lord. The way the world is now is not how it must be; it’s not how it will always be.
It's Advent, that time when we peer into the distance for the one who will execute justice and righteousness in the land, who will redeem God’s children from ordinary days. We steel ourselves for the call to live as just and righteous right now, in anticipation of that day.