When we read all these Advent readings we have a tendency to go all gooey, thinking how lovely they all are. But in fact they all speak to much harder situations; to division, estrangement and separation. 958 more words
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This is the question thrown back at me after I carelessly assumed that everyone knew about Advent. I’m a tragedy of Christendom.
The word “Advent” is the translation of parousia in ancient Greek, which means “presence, arrival, or visit.” It is a word that the ancient writers of the Bible used to describe an event that will take place when Jesus returns on this earth. 110 more words
I was not a happy person when I was a teenager. The school I went to made no attempt to encourage boys to be anything more than thugs and it took me a long time to discover a few, a very few people, hidden away like me, who disliked this oppressive regime as much as I did. 831 more words