It’s not a riddle – but could the answer be realisation and hope?
I’d like to point out 4 articles for you to consider:
1 - Tearfund’s December reflection
2 - Reuters’ article about Kay Warren
3 - BBC article on World Aids day – including George Bush’s attempts to double funding for combating the disease
4 - British Red Cross campaign to raise awareness and understanding
Contrast the “sinful absence and puny efforts” that Kay Warren talks about with the joyous, hope-filled presence of advent and the supreme efforts that Christ made for us.