“Advent is an invitation to plunge into the deep, dark waters of our worst world, knowing that when we re-surface for air we will encounter the hopeful, hovering Spirit of God. For when we dive into the depths of our worst world, we reach a critical point at which our chocolate and pageants no longer satiate our longing for hope – and we are liberated by this realization. Indeed, the light of true hope is found in the midst of darkness.”
-Christena Cleveland, from Advent/Darkness.
Will we be bold and brave enough to venture into the darkness this season? Do we have hope that there will be something to hold onto when we reemerge?