In the section of Proverbs that we read for today, the Lord calls us to listen and act on His invitation to come to His table. This invitation comes in many forms.
As we begin the season of Advent, consider that we are waiting not just for the Christ child, but also for his sacrifice as symbolized by the water of baptism.
We who are already supposed to be “different,” changed by our knowledge of Jesus’ sacrifice at Calvary, are all too often like Simon. We are unwitting, maybe even unwilling. We trudge through busy lives, often too busy to remember. To set aside time and space to reflect and then act as a child of God should.
One of the most striking aspects of this story is how Jesus is named. He is named “Holy One.” But not by a disciple or by an angel . . . .