Rev. Matt Weiler
On the Christian calendar we are in the midst of the season of Advent. This is a season of Holy Waiting, a time when we take a posture of waiting in anticipation for what God will do. Waiting is a difficult discipline for justice-minded folks. We are oriented towards action, not so much towards patient waiting. Especially during times such as these when gun violence seems to be more out of control than ever domestically, and internationally we are witnessing millions of Syrians becoming refugees who are longing for a place to call home. I still hold the belief, however, that people of all faith traditions can take a posture of waiting in our work of justice. All faiths believe in justice because all faiths believe that God has already won. A posture of waiting is one in which we pause, and pay attention to what God is up to, find hope in the victories already won, and then with patience join in on the action with the anticipation that new life is on the horizon for all. This is the work of ISAAC, a patient and yet active pursuit of new life for all.