Advent – the time of waiting for Christmas (or at least Christmas present) is usually fun. But Advent is sort of ruined for me because we think we know how the story will end. It’s hard to have any real anticipation of waiting for “Jesus in our midst” (no matter how you understand those words).
We can’t find Jesus unless we look for Jesus. And we can’t honestly look for Jesus unless we come to grips with our own deepest longings. What is it that you need this Advent? What do you long for that is beyond your grasp.