Second Thursday of Advent – Is 41:13-20; Matthew 11:11-15

The violent take heaven by storm, says Jesus. The violent, that is, fiercely full of enthusiasm. Full of dreams, desires and expectations.

Not those who fell silent long ago. Not those who aren’t bothered about injustice. They won’t feel like levelling the hills. Not those who don’t have to thirst. What do they, who have it in abundance, care about water? Will they value the desert turning into fountains of water?

God promises those, who thirst for justice invincible, strength. He promises those who are thirsty an abundance of water so great that they can squander it, but He needs our thirst. Fierceness that desires goodness with all its heart. Helplessness that calls for help and gets it.