Unwrapped: The Surprising Gifts of Advent
This Advent season we will focus on some surprising gifts that come to us if we are able to be patient, still, and pay attention.
Traditionally, when we think of Advent, we immediately call to mind Mary, Joseph, and the angel Gabriel. But in the Gospel of Luke, Zechariah and Elizabeth are the first two people we meet in the Advent narrative. They’ll be our guides in this journey through Advent and will teach us about the living in the pain of unanswered prayers, the power of silence and simplicity, the blessing of life-giving relationships, and the promise of God to make a way, even when it seems no way is to be found.