On Sunday, I introduced the Advent Conspiracy, a movement that challenges us to rethink Christmas–to see it for what it is: the arrival of a Child whose birth changed everything. We will explore the upside down nature of His Kingdom and enter into the story during Advent this year. You can learn more about it here.
And this from Philip Yancey:
I’ve become more convinced than ever that God finds ways to communicate with those who truly seek him, especially when we lower the volume of the surrounding static. I remember reading the account of a spiritual seeker who interrupted a busy life to spend a few days in a monastery.
“I hope your stay is a blessed one,” said the monk who showed the visitor to his cell. “If you need anything, let us know, and we’ll teach you how to live without it.”
-Philip Yancey, “What 147 Elk Taught Me About Prayer,” Christianity Today (March 2006)