This Advent, I am not going to counsel you to be patient. Instead I say, be impatient. Be impatient for the coming of the reign of love. Be impatient for Christ to reign in glory. Let your impatience fuel your work for justice.
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Advent: A Practical Guide
Advent is one of the shortest seasons in the church year, a time of hope, preparation, and waiting. Today most of us experience Advent as a busy season. We rush around getting ready for Christmas. But in the ancient church Advent was a time for slowing down. This season, could you take a break fromContinue reading “Advent: A Practical Guide”
Blue Christmas: Some time with Mary
I think we need to spend some time with Mary, the real Mary, because she helps us understand what it means to be a person of faith in a dark time.
Advent II: Hope in Something Bigger than Self
This Advent, could John the bedraggled saint point us to a better way? Can we let the recovering addicts, those who have done the work and kept coming back, can we let them be our guides? Can we trust even the unexpected signs? They point toward the inexact work of setting our hope beyond ourselves.