“The birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of understanding life but a new way of living it.”
–Frederick Buechner “Listening to Your Life,” Christianity Today, Vol. 37, no. 15
“Life is a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfill. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our Advent experience.
“The world is not as just, not as loving, not as whole as we know it can and should be. But the coming of Christ and his presence among us—as one of us—give us reason to live in hope: that light will shatter the darkness, that we can be liberated from our fears and prejudices, that we are never alone or abandoned.
“May this Advent season be a time for bringing hope, transformation and fulfillment into the Advent of our lives.”
Life Is an Advent Season, CONNECTIONS, 11-28-93