The Incarnation reveals, among other things, the immense tenderness and unexpected ways of God. He who spoke the world into being decides, in order to communicate with us, to become human himself.
Advent invites us to bring before God every weary and wasted place in us and around us . . .
How do we practice gratitude on an ongoing basis?
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.
If I were to sum up my last five years in one word, it would be “change”. I have lived in four different houses, worked three different jobs, lived on two continents, gotten married, gone to grad school, and had a child.