Our Advent readings were stirring and strange and frightening. God is coming to earth! What could that mean for a people so weak and sinful and defeated? How could we bear it?
Yet God chose to come as a child. Judgement and justice begin to look very different when there is a baby in a crib. Surely he came to change the world and rescue people from their misery, but how this happens is not with pronouncements from flaming mountains.