T’was the service of Christmas where carols are sung, though all are secretly thinking of their number one. We try to pretend that gifts mean nothing, but after weeks and months of searching, the perfect gift enters our heads. As we gather together, let’s carefully consider that the most important gift of all is sometimes the simplest.
Some of the African American advent spirituals illuminate the revolutionary potential of the Advent story. What insight do they offer our own revolutionary times?
Spiritually, we often find ourselves living in the tension between being bound to the world as it is, while desiring to leap into the world as it should be. How do live in that tension? How do we make the leap?