Jesus is here, now. Jesus will come again. Advent is living in the hopeful anticipation and creative space between times. Christians don’t observe Advent as much as they longingly live it.
When we begin to discover and to drop the barriers and fears which prevent us from being ourselves and which prevent the life of the Holy Spirit from flowing through us, we become more simple. Simplicity is no more and no less than being ourselves, knowing that we are loved. It is knowing that we are accepted, with our qualities, our flaws and as we are in the depths of our being. Simplicity is letting the love and the light of God flow and shine through us.
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