Advent is a time for reflecting on the reality of Christ’s coming, not just the Christmas story which we know, but the wedding story when Christ returns to claim his bride, the Church. How are we filling our time?
Waiting is a real challenge to our character, and to the quality of our love. Waiting requires trust, patience, obedience, hope and determination. It also requires energy to remain focused in spite of the distractions of anxiety or the weariness of boredom.
The Archbishop of York’s Advent Book ‘Wake up to Advent!’ is published by SPCK. ISBN: 9780281083541 £9.99. Short extracts of the book will be available online daily throughout Advent