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An Advent Choice: Caesar or Christ

Christians throughout the world are celebrating the season of Advent. But did you know that the ancient Romans were the first to celebrate Advent? They waited for the arrival of the Emperor. But Christians await the arrival of Christ. Adam Ericksen claims that Advent gives us a choice - Will we prepare for Christ or for Caesar?

Let God (And People) Surprise You: An Advent Meditation

A priest's unexpected interpretation of a familiar text on the first Sunday of Advent took Lindsey Paris-Lopez by surprise, and helped her realize that we prepare room in our hearts for Jesus by opening up space for God and people to surprise us in moments of togetherness. "Maybe the Kingdom of God will be fully manifest and the world will be made new when we all cast off our judgment about where others have been or are going and focus on loving each other and cooperating together in the moment."