This is the season of Advent — a season of preparation and anticipation, marking the time before the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. The birth of Jesus, in a stable full of animals and stink and hay, is a bit like his coming in to our hearts, really. When he comes to call, we might give him the brush off or begrudgingly give him a corner. Even those who’ve welcomed him in to their lives may think, ah, Advent — not sure I really have time to think about that!
I will be reflecting here on making space for him, this process of making room for the Christ child. Come, Lord. Come. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!