Who we are, and are becoming, is subject, at least in part, to the words we hear and read, speak and write, and receive and dismiss.
As we continue to wait and listen in Advent, we hear the extraordinary promises once again in our ordinary lives.
Watching and keeping awake requires us to live in the present. But we don’t often live in the present.
We tend to think that we orchestrate the opportunities of our lives, but in contrast the Biblical emphasis is on preparing to receive from God and from the good graces of other people.
As the church year commences and the Advent season begins again, we are called to hope, prepare, watch, and rejoice. These shorter, gray sky days often point to the reality that our whole being is aching for something more, something deeper.