Waiting for a New Home
The fault lines in the family become more obvious around the holidays. We anticipate the arguments around the table, the patterns that get reinforced, and the fights over which side of the family we are going to see. Others go home alone, dreading the insensitive questions from family. During the pandemic, we have experienced a loss of community and civil life that has lasted for almost 2 years and left many of us weary, isolated, and lonely. What does Advent have to do with our longings for home and community?