December 16, 2017

Welcome to the Cathedral Church of St. George
in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Our Advent focus turns this week to the life and message of John the Baptist. Make straight the way of the Lord. It’s time! God is coming! Are you ready? The immediacy of John’s message is clearly as much for us as it is for the ancient reader. The birth in time of the Messiah that we will soon be celebrating is simply the sign and the assurance of the far bigger reality that God is with us at all times and in all places.  Are we ready?   

Life – and especially life in the headlong rush into the commercial celebration of Christmas – can get so caught up in the frenzy of activity, that we can lose sight of the message that this season of Advent seeks to remind us of. God is with us. God seeks to live in us, not simply at Christmas, but every day.  Are we living our lives in such a way that they reflect that divine presence within us?  John calls us to repentance. John calls us to reconciliation with God, and with our neighbours.  Get Ready!  God is coming!

Rev. Don Davidson
December 12, 2017