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Awake with this month's Lectio Divina

December 10, 2010
I know your works. You have the name of being alive, and you are dead. Awake, and strengthen what remains and is on the point of death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep that, and repent.
That is an excerpt from the portion of  Scripture (Revelation 2:18-3:6) that Archbishop Collins reflects upon in this month's edition of Lectio Divina.
As we are on the cusp of the third Sunday of Advent -- this advice comes at the perfect time.
This is a season of awaking from our slumber; of turning from the ways that hold us back from making a home in our hearts for the Lord this Christmas.
John writes: "strengthen what remains..."  As Archbishop Collins points out, there is still hope for the people of Thyatira for which this is directed.  There is still a goodness there, a little flame that only needs to be fanned.   If we find our Advent isn't quite what we want it to be, or if we haven't made any effort to prepare for Christmas, perhaps we just have to fan the flame a bit.
We are only half way through Advent, with plenty of time left to awake!  One way to roll out of our spiritual bed, so to speak, is to join us for the December broadcast edition of Lectio Divina with Archbishop Thomas Collins: Reflections on the Book of Revelation.  You can catch it Sunday, December 12th at 8:30pm/9:30 pm PT, or the encore presentation Wednesday, December 14th at 8:00pm ET/9:00pm PT.