On Scripture: Advent 1

Before Thanksgiving, I posted a first draft of an Advent 1 reflection for On Scripture, along with some thoughts about how difficult it is to write for general audiences. My second draft appeared this past week on the Huffington Post, and I commend it to you: Can This World Be Saved?.

Can this world be saved? The prophet encourages us to answer, "Yes." If we "lay aside the works of darkness," we will see that violence is a problem to be solved and not part of God's plan to destroy the world. We will use our resources to shape a sustainable and flourishing community rather than instruments of war.