Snow Days

It’s snowing: a couple of inches on the ground and still coming.  The schools have dismissed early.  Businesses are sending employees home.  The plows are out and busy.  I’ve shoveled twice so far. Continue Reading

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Audacity and Advent

Walking home today, it struck me that Advent is the most audacious season of the church year.  Even Easter invites us to witness to a past event–one we strive to witness as present as well:  the resurrection of Christ, and all it signifies both backwards and forwards in time.  But in Advent, we remember the first coming of Christ in a manger in order to anticipate the second coming–one we envision as coming from the skies, or as breaking apart all injustice in our world.  While there is a penitential, minor key, reflective spirit during Advent, the most striking feature of Advent may be our boldness in petitioning Christ to come again. Continue Reading