Seventh Day of Advent
This is the time of year at which people seem more capable than usual of kindness, good will, and generosity.
Why is that?
Is it a temporary idealism fostered by group pressure?
Is it a willingness to suspend reality to indulge in a brief utopian fantasy?
Is it an effort to make up for what we didn’t do the rest of the year?
Or is it the one time of year at which, for whatever reason, we are more open to your love and grace than we are at any other time? Is it the one time of year at which, for whatever reason, we are willing to entertain the possibility that maybe—just maybe—you do come to us in your Son Jesus Christ and you do come to us in each other?
If so, then please help us to carry that sense of possibility with us into the rest of our days …