Many ways to tell a story

“Take the Christmas story. …we can tell it as a story about darkness giving birth to light, about seemingly endless waiting, and about that which lies at the end of all our waiting… darkness can become the tending place in which our longings for healing, justice, and peace grow and come to birth.” Jan Richardson, Night Visions

How many ways do you tell the story?

Advent II

There is movement in the scriptures leading to Jesus’ birth. People are travelling along unfamiliar, unexpected, unwelcome and unpredictable roads….watching, waiting, trusting, yearning for God.

How do we long for God with us…Immanuel?

Advent I

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,
so that the mountains would quake at your presence… Isaiah 64:1

How are you longing for God’s presence this Advent season?

Fermentation

“I always think that that’s the secret of change — that there are huge gestations and fermentations going on in us that we are not even aware of. And then, sometimes, when we come to a threshold, crossing over, which we need to become different, that we’ll be able to be different, because secret work has been done in us, of which we’ve had no inkling.” John O’Donahue in an interview with Krista Tippett

As we stand at the threshold of the Advent season, how will you pay attention to the secret work God is doing within you?