Sunday, November 29, 2009

 

Sunday Reflection: Advent


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I love advent. I love the idea of it, the quiet waiting. I love that it follows on the heels of Thanksgiving: A holiday of thanks followed by one of hope! What could be better?

Of course, our culture pulls against both, too often urging us to turn from humble thanks to self-aggrandizement, and from quiet waiting to feverish shopping. I try to resist, while loving many aspects of our culture of freedom, which includes the freedom to merchandise and market things.

Above is my advent picture. It embodies the idea at the core of advent for me... there is light, but no one there yet.

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