Advent reflection: Waiting is more than unfulfilled longing

“Oh that You would rend the heavens and come down…” (Isaiah 54:1) An increasing challenge for those who treasure the Christian year is preventing Advent from being swallowed up by ‘Christmas’ before it has begun. Our high streets, pubs and restaurants, TV adverts and supermarkets with their incessant seasonal ditties know or care little for […]

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