For those of you weary of the justice talk coming out of these Advent texts, John the Baptist has just the word:
And the crowds asked him, ‘What then should we do?’ In reply he said to them, ‘Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.’
I know someone who did just that yesterday, took extra coats to the Goodwill. Won’t you do the same? Let’s have a virtual coat drive for Advent. And keep some food in the car to give away to the folks on the street corner. And see what we can do in 2011 to have fewer hungry people without coats in the cold.
For those of you not tired of the Advent justice texts, I invite you to read Hannah’s song. You can see where Mary got her chutzpah. I love these women.
And I’m sending you love, too.