"advent is patience"

Some interesting thoughts from Stanley Hauerwas on patience and advent as a way of understanding Christian living in the world. And while some (including myself) have argued his idealism leads to an impractical - and often vague - approach to Christian living, his reminder that Christians are a "patient people" is particularly poignant around the chaotic busyness of the holiday season.

"To recapture advent is to recapture a sense of what it means to live as a people in a world which has taken the time of God's patience not to live the way Jesus made it possible for us to live. So, advent is the recovery of how to live in a world of impatience as a patient people."

(h/t The Work of the People - if you haven't checked out this website, do it. It's great!)


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