How I fell in love with the season of Advent

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Tish Harrison Warren

is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life. Her letter to the Editor was published in the NYT Opinion section speaks to the way in which the church calendar guides our lives as Christ followers.

“To practice Advent is to lean into an almost cosmic ache: our deep, wordless desire for things to be made right and the incompleteness we find in the meantime. We dwell in a world still racked with conflict, violence, suffering, darkness. Advent holds space for our grief, and it reminds us that all of us, in one way or another, are not only wounded by the evil in the world but are also wielders of it, contributing our own moments of unkindness or impatience or selfishness.”
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