Generosity in quotes

“It’s Advent, which means ‘coming.’ Oh, we can look at our calendars and know just how many days we have until Christmas. We know when the Light will arrive. At least we know the day we will celebrate when the Light first arrived. Those in Israel in 4 B.C. didn’t know when he would come. […]

Generosity in quotes

“Christians trust that something is coming that is not yet fully here: redemption, fulfillment, wholeness, peace and the world as God intends it. . . That’s why we do some serious waiting during Advent. Yes, Advent waiting is patient and unhurried, to be sure. But it is also living into the promised future. Advent waiting […]

Generosity in quotes

“The good news of God brings hope to those who find themselves in the peripheries of our world, but it also belongs there. As ‘a call from the ways untrod,’ God’s good news of grace announces God’s presence on the fringe, God’s love that goes beyond the boundaries of where we thought God was supposed […]

Generosity in quotes

“The Advent season plays out against the backdrop of a materialistic culture at its gaudiest, most materialistic, most vulgar; the season’s advertising will appeal to the least attractive human characteristics — greed and pride and our need to affirm ourselves by what we buy and consume. Advent responds by reminding us that a child will […]