Things are not as they should be
Posted: 13 Nov 2007 @ 00:00
Kenneth Stevenson prepares for Advent, in the first of a series of extracts from a new book
Advent is a strange season. It is frequently ignored or skimmed over, in the rush to get to Christmas. But its main purpose is to make us think about and celebrate God the Coming One, whether he comes in daily discipleship, the annual celebration of the nativity, or at the end of all things. And we are enabled to do so with the poetic language that the scriptures, hymns, and prayers can bring. It is an open-ended time of watching and waiting.
Advent cannot just be about past events, ...
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