I’m actually a little late beginning this, Advent is the four Sundays prior to Christmas and obviously I have missed the first one. However, my excuse is that I don’t like to go into Christmas mode’ before the start of December. But Christmas mode’ in our society and Advent are two very different things:

The point of Advent is to consider the incarnation of Jesus Christ the Son of God and prepare our hearts for His return at the second coming. I find that Paul’s reflection upon this in Philippians 2:5-11 is especially helpful, God all sufficient making Himself nothing on a mission to die for the sins I commit in making my will of more importance than His. Then glory, Jesus Christ exalted above everything, above created beings so exalted as to blow my mind, above the entire universe that we know, above every human strength, plan and achievement, and I get to join in the worship of Him!

Up next I am not what I once was Already and not yet
Latest posts Small changes add up Does driving an electric car help decarbonize the economy? A dystopian future? Poems I read in 2019 2019 Reading Old blog posts help me make a decision Digital decluttering New Year Update Poems I read in 2018 2018 Reading Meeting Stewart Island locals Poetry is a life-cherishing force Recalibrating my reading Tooth extraction The Land of Far Beyond Blog consolidating and spring-cleaning Sinus surgery Who wants to give Facebook their nude pics? Update, July 2018 New (old) notebook day Master list of books I have read Dead trees make better books Books I should read Flamin’ bus is late Focussing on practice The price of knowing good and evil Deleting Facebook What if all I want is a mediocre life? Amygdalae and blogging New name, new host, same blog Eliminating human interaction