The first Sunday of Advent

Today is the start of Advent, despite what your chocolate advent calendar might say to the contrary.

It’s also the start of me using “A light blazes in the darkness” throughout this season of the calendar.

It’s a book that’s clearly not going to mess about, disarmingly getting straight to the point. From today’s entry –

Advent is about peeling away all of those layers of knowledge and protection that keep you status-quo-bound. Advent is about allowing yourself to be completely vulnerable so that you can be swept up and away by the Word Made Flesh. Peeling away hurt that protects you from more hurt. Peeling away calluses built up from experience, telling you that this year won’t be any different. Peeling away the persona you put on to face the world, covering the child God created you to be. What do you need to peel away to reconnect with what is beneath?

What do you need to peel away to reconnect with what is beneath? What indeed.

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