Friends, I’m excited this year to commit to daily advent posts, in some manner (in other words, not always a lengthy theological treatise). These posts will perhaps be some of my most honest, being that I am writing from a vulnerable place in my life right now. I’ll be asking some friends to guest post and encouraging your comments. Hopefully, we’ll make the journey of advent not only a celebration, but a communal experience!
Some things I’ll be pondering:
How do we make a traditional season fresh and relevant?
How do we celebrate something from a place of brokenness?
Can we strip away the commercialism of Christmas and find a wellspring of joy?
Who initiates Advent? The Church calendar, our penchant for a good celebration, or the call of God?
Is the liturgy of Advent worth it or should we cut that out as well as commercialism?
Your turn: What are your initial feelings when Advent is mentioned? Do you dread the fast-paced season or relish the opportunity to focus on Christ’s birth?