4th Sunday advent – “God favors the humble”
Holy Land / Bethlehem
God likes little guy
David (v Goliath)
Gideon? (Army reduced)
Church – 12 apostles
Church new Gideon??
James 4:6 – God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble
“There is no room for God in him who is full of himself” – Jewish philosopher
Hebrew : little
From little came (and became) something huge
Little – “how does this happen…?”
Should be us at Holy Communion!
Little – manger, baby, little known
Little baby – focus for Christmas
God became little!
Eucharist – still little
Little / humble are really big in Gods eyes
Humbled = exalted
Exalted = humbled