“Mary knows that Rome’s justice offers no peace to her people, no security for her child. And so she holds space in the tension of resistance and clings to a hope that must surely look like madness in the face of empire. Giving birth to a child you know will be targeted by a system is an act of Advent. Living with purpose and intention in the face of an impossible life sentence is an act of Advent. Casting yourself and your family into an overcrowded boat to escape certain death for an uncertain future is an act of Advent.” ― Jeannie Alexander, Keep Watch with Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers What “acts of Advent” have you been witness to – or participated in! - this season? Did you see them that way at the time? How does your soul respond to this reframing of those kinds of difficult decisions and actions?
Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2020-12-11 14:56:07 UTC