Even Brussel Sprouts!

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand

Matthew 3:2
Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalms 72:1-2,7-8,12-13,17; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Advent, A

Political polls are a funny thing, and occasionally so are the results. A case in point:

A few weeks ago “brussel sprouts” polled more favorably than the United States Congress! And just ask any parent who has endured the nightly “eat your vegetables” struggle and they’ll tell you things can’t rate much lower than that!

Speaking of lower than that, there is a cartoon in which a husband and wife are sitting at the breakfast table. The husband says, “And how is the light of my life this morning?” The wife answers, “Just open the refrigerator door and you’ll see it.”

In another cartoon, a father and son are sitting in front of a laptop computer. The boy says, “Dad, is it true that when you were young you actually had to plug in to the Internet?”

There was a time, of course, when refrigerators didn’t have interior lights and computers didn’t have Wi-Fi. And can any of us remember a time without political…

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