Daniel 7:9-18; Psalm 46; 1 Timothy 4:7b-10, 14-16; Luke 1:67-79
As Advent begins, a time of waiting in the dark for the Light to come, we hear how important it is for us to prepare ourselves to receive God in Christ, year in and year out. This is a season for expectant, pregnant waiting, where our hope is to be invested not in wishful thinking for things to be different, but in spiritual practices and intentional acts of mercy and generosity. What will you do this Advent to encourage your own and our world’s capacity to receive divine Love? How will you spend these busy weeks leading up to Christmas?