“Come, Lord Jesus.” Those were the words written by the apostle John in the next to the last verse in the book
of Revelation. This phrase is often used in Advent to acknowledge that our world and our lives are incomplete, and we are waiting for the One who will come to fulfill not just our lives, but all of history.
“Come, Lord Jesus,” becomes then an expression of our hope, which in the words of Richard Rohr, is “the patient and trustful willingness to live without closure, without resolution, and still be content and even happy because our Satisfaction is now at another level, and our Source is beyond ourselves. We are able to trust that he will come again, just as Jesus has come into our past, into our private dilemmas and into our suffering world.” (Richard Rohr, Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent)
Rohr also asks: “What expectations and demands of life can you let go of so that you can be more prepared for the coming of Jesus?” Good question to ponder during this week of Advent.
~ Blessings, Michael