Advent: harenga mai // hoko maiGet ready for the incarnation ...
Advent, meaning "the coming," is a time when we wait expectantly. Like Mary, we celebrate the coming of the Christ child, what God has already done. And we wait in expectation for the full coming of God's reign on earth and for the return of Christ, what good will yet do. But this waiting is not a passive waiting. It involves preparation, exercise, nutrition, care, prayer, work; and birth involves pain, blood, tears, joy, release, community. It is called labour for a reason. Likewise, we are in a world pregnant with hope, and we live in the expectation of the coming of God's kingdom on earth. As we wait, we also work, cry, pray, ache; we are midwives of another world.
We hope that the words, music, prayers and artwork move, challenge, and fill you with hope this Advent. May what is offered here draw you into deeper relationship with God, with our neighbours, and with the planet.
Grace and peace.
Story Published: 29th of November - 2017
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