Saturday, December 15, 2007

Third Sunday of Advent


11:7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind?

11:8 What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces.

11:9 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

What are you looking for? If you go to church, meditate, pray, go to the Lodge, then you are looking for something. I've only listed activities that are considered positive, I didn't mention drinking, drugs, toxic relationships, etc. So everybody is looking for something. Why do you go to church etc? Are you looking for confirmation of what you already know, are you looking to be surprised and challenged?
Alan Watts talks about the role of the guru in hindu searching, a guru is someone who picks your pocket then sells you back your own watch.

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