Wanting, Needing, Waiting
Sermon by Ben Robins, Seminarian.
This Sunday marks the beginning of the season of Advent. Perhaps you are familiar with Advent candles, counting down the days until Christmas. In the Christian tradition, Advent is a time of waiting; waiting for the divine to come, waiting with hope and expectation that powers beyond our control will come and save the day. How might Advent season be meaningful to us as Unitarian Universalists?
We are an active lot, meeting society’s problems head-on, being the change we want to see in the world. We act for change, we don’t wait for change. And in our already full schedules, who has time for waiting? But this Sunday, we will consider how there can be a power in waiting. We might even experience this transformative power ourselves. As we move into the dark days of December, we can reconsider how we choose to be, in the potent run-up to Christmas.