Chichester Diocese are doing Advent reflections each day available here. This was mine from yesterday – I don’t think they are available to view after the date, but check them out each day, some interesting and very short thoughts…
Lord In your Mercy
In a recent Dr Who episode the Doctor approaches a Dalek crying ‘mercy’. ‘What?’ says the Doctor, ‘you shouldn’t be able to say that!’.
Certainly the opposite behaviour of a normal Dalek! That’s how God’s mercy is: opposite to what the world expects. Showing compassion where least expected, giving freedom from punishments earned and offering kindness undeserved.
A truly merciful God.
(If you want to know about the Dalek, you’ll have to watch the episode!)