“All is calm, all is bright.” It’s a delightful sentiment, though not typically how I’m experiencing the world these days.
That’s why I’m making it my motto for Advent.
Advent, the time leading up to Christmas, tends to hold a lot more anticipation and magic in childhood. These days, I struggle to find ways to make it special.
To me, Christmas has a “true meaning” indeed. It has nothing to do with Santa, giving or receiving presents, and it’s definitely not about shopping.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. A real live baby boy who changed the world. God walking on Earth. The man who was persecuted, whose body couldn’t be found in his tomb three days later, and who appeared to hundreds of people – people who became martyrs in dedication to his kingship.
It’s world-shattering stuff.
Worthy of pause. Reflection. Introspection. Action.
Every year I struggle with how to do this.
I don’t particularly enjoy tradition and ceremony for its own sake. It’s too easy to go through the motions.
I want to be intentional about Advent. But how?
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