Judgement is about recognising the parts of ourselves that aren’t right and stripping them out. That's the preparing that John the Baptist asks of us as he tells us to prepare the way.
Welcome to Advent, to the waiting season, where the light prepares and the angels stir and the stars shift and the word begins to put on flesh, waiting to move among us… But that’s not quite what we are presented with in our readings from scripture this morning... or is it?
Prayer is all about re-orienting our focus back to God and then considering how our own actions flow from that orientation. God first… and everything else follows. Our attitude to everything changes: Our priorities change. Our needs and desires change. Our actions change.