In the Christian calendar, we are in the season of Advent. I love the concept of Advent–the time of waiting for the world to change and also a celebration of some of our greatest ideals–faith, hope, love and joy.
During Christian services, they light a candle each Sunday for each week–and each principle–of Advent. I invite you to ponder them for yourselves, however you think of this season. And, like everything with Unitarian Universalism, I invite you into the paradox of these values.
I share the words of Unitarian Universalist David O. Rankin, from his book “Dancing in the Empty Spaces”: