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Countdown to Christmas — 12.20.16

December 20, 2016

[This is the second part of a series in which I’d like to deal with some excerpts and highlights from a piece written by Stephanie Paulsell. If you missed part 1 yesterday, scroll down to catch up.]

“We are called to wake up but also to watch,” she reminds us.

We’re how many days away from Christmas Eve?

“Watching is an active, layered kind of wakefulness, a way of waiting and seeking at once,” she says.

We’re how many days away from Christmas Day?

“Advent trains us to keep our eyes on the horizon,” she claims, “and let what we see in the distance shape how we respond to what we see up close.

How are your Christmas preparations shaping up?

She offers us hope: “This takes practice.”

Phew!

See you back here tomorrow.

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