“One of the essential paradoxes of Advent: that while we wait for God, we are with God all along, that while we need to be reassured of God’s arrival, or the arrival of our homecoming, we are already at home. While we wait, we have to trust, to have faith, but it is God’s grace that gives us that faith. As with all spiritual knowledge, two things are true, and equally true, at once. The mind can’t grasp paradox; it is the knowledge of the soul.” Michelle Blake
I don’t like waiting. But, who does? Waiting is boring. Waiting is time-consuming. Waiting is hard. Waiting is especially hard if what you’re waiting for is a gift! As a kid, Christmas was the longest month on the calendar. It seemed to take FOREVER to get here. For a child, all that waiting was brutal.