"The small Babe of Bethlehem, the dismissed Son of God, the stripped and beaten Messiah hanging exposed on the Tree -- He begs us to spend the attention of Advent on the little, the least, the lonely, the lost.
Because in the rush, in the hurry, in our addiction to speed -- it might just be a bit like stepping on the shoot that sprouts from the stump. [Isaiah 11:1-2]
Advent, it is made of the moments.
This slow unfurling of grace."
-Ann Voskamp, The Greatest Gift
I'll be sharing passages this month from the above book I've been reading. This is a beautiful book for the hushed and holy season of preparation, of Advent. I look forward to sharing more with you.