This welcome surprises us. It comes in times and places that are unexpected, and draws us into journeys that are challenging. No less could be expected of the coming of Messiah.
The call of the first Advent was the call of love and was the call of transformation. Within the incarnation is found the welcoming of God on all that is human; it is a divine and intimate embrace of creation, if you will. Similarly then, in that same incarnation is found the exposure and rejection of all that is inhumane; and herein lies our responsibility to welcoming the new life to which God invites us.
Some suggestions for action:
- Host a lavish dinner at your place and invite someone who would not be able to do the same for you.
- Spend time in prayer and meditation. Imagine that you have an evening get together with an old friend, and share that kind of time and space with God.
- Invite the change and transformation of repentance. Call on a friend with whom you can be vunerable and open up your sins and struggles with him or her.
- Post your own action or comment below.