The sun shone brightly through the sanctuary window at St John's this morning, which was just as well. Yesterday's storm had damaged the mains connection so we had no electricity. We all huddled at the front for a shorter service. The homily just had to be about reconnecting to the source of our spiritual power through Jesus and the gospel reading was about John the Baptist calling upon his hearers to prepare to reconnect with God by repenting of the sins which break the connection. To put it another way, in Advent we prepare to reconnect with Jesus through whom flows the loving and healing energy of God.