AdventWord 2019: 23. Message

December 23, 2019
Advent Reflections

The season of Advent is a time of preparation. It’s not about the hustle and bustle, but about waiting for the coming of the One who redeems us all. As Episcopalians, what’s going on all around us from November 1 through December 24 can often be a hard counterpoint to the Advent world we want to be in: decorations and lights are everywhere, Christmas music assaults our ears, shoppers are focused on securing the best deals on gifts, and everyone seems to be rushing to the finish line of Christmas Day. “Can’t we wait all wait a little longer?” I want to know!

But the “Good News made flesh” is coming. Until then, we work as the hands and feet of Jesus on earth. And as Episcopalians, we are all part of that work through The Episcopal Church. Learn more about the work of the Church at