Advent begins

Today is Advent Sunday, the start of Advent, the period of waiting, remembering the first coming of Jesus and longing, aching for when he comes again.  I love this time of year, perhaps because it forces me to inject hope into my otherwise despairing look at life. This year on the blog I’m going to be daily offering quotes, songs and the occasional thought about the whole thing.

Into the darkness of this world light was born, a light that the darkness didn’t understand.

Into the darkness of our hearts came a light that could not be quenched, put out or ignored.

God appeared on earth.

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

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