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  • Jake Mahal

A Thought for Advent



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Advent - it's a preparation, an interruption. Problem is, the interruption has been interrupted - interrupted by more of the same, only inflated, over done, all out. More of the same busyness and buying - more of the same emptiness. More of the same people to see, things to do, more of the same loneliness. 

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Advent - it's a preparation, an interruption. Problem is, we're preparing for the wrong thing. Preparing for the office party, the stuffing, the turkey and the inevitable January diet. Preparing the presents, the table, the carol service and for the day the decorations come down. 

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Stop, rewind, allow yourself to be interrupted. Interrupted from the consumption and from the facade. Be interrupted by silence, by space, by a pregnant pause. 

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Stop, back up, prepare yourselves. Prepare to receive him into your life once again. The little child needing such care. Will you care enough to give him your space, to give him your time? The space and the time that he himself created!

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Are you prepared to be interrupted?