Wednesday, October 22, 2008
"The story of Christ's birth is a subversive story of an upside-down kingdom. It's a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love that is still changing the world to this day. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists. And when it's all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling that we somehow missed its purpose. Is this what we really want out of Christmas?"
Christmas can [still] change the world. This year, give Presence.
These words resonate with me because I like the mission of Advent Conspiracy. I have been learning about Advent Conspiracy the last week or so. It is just what I need. I had already been stressing about the holidays. Isn't that crazy?! These words (and this group) remind me what Christmas is all about. I am changing my focus and I hope to begin teaching my kids that Christmas should not be about indulgence.