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The Season of Advent Begins

“Advent is not about a sentimental waiting for the Baby Jesus”
—Richard Rohr

While the stores are all decked out in their Christmas attire, our churches are holding out and putting out blue or purple and an Advent wreath. And just what is Advent? I like how Richard Rohr, OFM, puts it in his book, Preparing for Christmas.

“[I try] to invite people beyond a merely understanding of Christmas as “waiting for the baby Jesus” to an adult and social appreciation of the message of the Incarnation of God in Christ. We Franciscans have always believed that the Incarnation was already the Redemption, because in Jesus’ birth God was already saying that it was good to be human, and God was on our side.”

Posted by opreach on December 2, 2012
8 Comments Post a comment
  1. 12/2/2012

    Thank you. 🙂

  2. 12/2/2012

    Thank you Pat. Blessings on your Advent season! I love Advent. Brian Pierce summed it up for me in his preaching on The Word today.

    • 12/2/2012

      Thank you, Gene. I love Brian’s work. I will have to listen. Blessings to you!!

  3. 12/2/2012

    Redemption!! The power of love…thank you for your thoughts.

  4. 12/3/2012

    Advent is my favorite season of the year. And thanks for the Rohr quote!

    • 12/3/2012

      You bet, Rebecca! My favorite too. Love the readings. Hope you are well. It’s been too long.


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