13 Advent –Ure!!! - Eddy D’sa

posted Nov 30, 2017, 9:41 PM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Nov 30, 2017, 9:42 PM ]
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God." (Luke 3:4-6) The Word of God came to John in the wilderness. What image does the word "wilderness" conjure up in your mind? Barren wasteland? Deep, untouched forests? Absence of civilisation? Wild beasts? The beauty of nature? Danger? The unknown? The unexpected? Ah! A wilderness adventure! Every boy should be a Boy Scout! But adventure is not reserved for the young alone! It's never too late to be an adventurer! We're in the season of Advent. The word 'advent' itself comes from the same root as 'adventure'. But possibly, 'advent' is a churchy word. It infers piety, musty robes, dusty wreaths, solemn hymns, boring sermons and fidgety children. Say 'advent' and eyes glaze over; it's hard to keep from yawning. But say 'adventure' and folks are on the edge of their seats! When you hear the word 'adventure,' what do you think of? Sailing on the high seas in search of new worlds? Stepping out onto the moon? Bravely going where no man has gone before?