The title of this post is also the title of a fascinating wee book by Raymond E Brown that I'm planning to re-read this Advent. Aspects of this might feature in future entries.
For today... mainly questions.
Amongst the many themes for Advent are realisation and hope; the hope of realisation; and the realisation of hope. What does this mean for Christianity in 2007?
Can we focus on Christ as well as Christmas?
Can we focus on needs in our world as well as on our own 'wants'?
Can we reflect the joy of the season, while reflecting on the magnitude of the message?
Can we bring light into the glitter of December?
Can we bring hope amongst the shopping lists?
Can we realise our blessed-ness and bring the hope of Christ into our world?