Beloved brothers and sisters, whoever serves as a soldier of God stationed in the camp of heaven already hopes for the divine things. He should recognize himself so that we should have no fear or dread at the storms and whirlwinds of the world. Through the encouragement of his provident voice, the Lord predicted that these things would come when he was instructing, teaching, preparing, and strengthening the people of his church to endure everything to come…So that an unexpected and new fear of destructive agencies might not shake us, he forewarned that adversity would increase…
-Cyprian, On Mortality 2 (c. 250)
Each day of Advent, we will post here a brief meditation on the Coming of Christ; please come back throughout Advent for reflections, art, music, and more.
You’re invited to join us Sunday at 11 am for worship on the Second Sunday of Advent: “Prepare the Way,” featuring the choir’s Christmas Cantata.