Advent Week 2 – December 9, 2022

The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait Week 2: Love. At some point in our waiting process, it may help to let go of our need for answers. Perhaps now is a time to sit with the questions rather than demanding answers. Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, the author of Kitchen Table Wisdom, said, “Perhaps… Continue reading Advent Week 2 – December 9, 2022

Advent Week 2 – December 8, 2022

The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait Week 2: Love. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was imprisoned by the Nazis for two years and executed just weeks before the regime collapsed. He wrote these words in a letter to his finance while in prison in 1943, “I think we’re going to have an exceptionally good Christmas. The… Continue reading Advent Week 2 – December 8, 2022

Advent Week 2 – December 6, 2022

The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait Week 2: Love. Nouwen describes the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth as a model for the Christian community. This community provides support, celebration, and affirmation that help us continue the process of waiting for whatever God has started. Advent invites us to seek out others, on their… Continue reading Advent Week 2 – December 6, 2022

Advent Week 2 – December 5, 2022

The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait Week 2: Love. Bonhoeffer offers this insight on God loving our humanity, “God becomes human, really human. While we endeavor to grow out of our humanity, to leave our human nature behind us, God becomes human, and we must recognize that God wants us also to become… Continue reading Advent Week 2 – December 5, 2022

Advent Week 1 – December 2, 2022

The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait Week 1: Hope Mary’s response to the angel who appeared at the Annunciation is a spectacular example of faith and trust. She was willing to let go of all her plans and hopes for her life and accept the very uncertain future that God offered. Nouwen describes… Continue reading Advent Week 1 – December 2, 2022

Advent Week 1 – December 1, 2022

The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait Week 1: Hope Dietrich Bonhoeffer reminds us of the promise in Advent waiting. “Advent creates people, new people. We too are supposed to become new people in Advent. Look up, you whose gaze is fixed on this earth, who are spellbound by the little events and changes… Continue reading Advent Week 1 – December 1, 2022