Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, are days of waiting: waiting for the coming of Christ, newborn in a stable, and waiting for God’s coming kingdom, God’s new world of hope, love, joy, and peace. Christ has already come, but we’re still waiting for God’s kingdom. Waiting doesn’t have to mean twiddling our thumbs. It can be a way to prepare for Christmas—to still our hearts for the coming of Christ and to live our lives for the coming of God’s new world.
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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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