Advent: Prophetic Imagination: Joy
Joy is not an event but a constant state of amazement. In this place we we join with the radical company of people and the very Sprit of God that rejoices at the coming of Christ. At the beginning of His life shepherd and angels rejoiced and stood in amazement. While at the end children rejoiced and many stood in denial. Maybe in our day it would be “doing too much” or that it doesn’t take all that. When we are amazed Joy becomes natural not forced and the very energy that transforms our lives and the world.