A sermon from the Second Sunday of Advent, in preparation for the Incarnation, the text is taken from the Gospel of Luke 3:1-6. In this sermon, Fr. Ballentine encourages the faithful at St. Thomas Episcopal in Coral Gables, to be odd – as John the Baptist was odd and to Cry Out! in the wilderness around us…proclaiming the Glory of the Incarnate Lord!
The Lord said, “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” How have you been reviled by others? How have you reviled others? When you live into the Life of the Resurrected Christ, your persecution is for His sake. As such, you have become “The Ones the World Needs!”