The season of Advent is unique, because in it we are called to be both incubator and incubatee. We are called to bring the Christ child more fully into our lives, but at the same time to give ourselves over to God to continue the work begun in the Incarnation. We at once hold God within ourselves and are asked to become God for all the people of the world. All this, and we have four weeks to prepare.
What I pray most for this advent season is patience. Patience to celebrate one season at a time, and not start siging Christmas carols before we're done with Advent hymns. Patience to be preset in this tme and space, and not always looking forward to the things Ill do when I go home to Texas. Patience to remove myself from this busy, hectic time and just sit and be with God. The patience to prepare to celebrate, to wait on God and with God, and not rush the process. The patience to incubate.
PS. Speaking of incubation – say “Hi!” to my first-ever niece AND nephew!! Anyone got any name suggestions? Dominic and Catherine have already been ruled out :(.