The days are getting shorter in the Northern Hemisphere and the darkness of night falls upon us earlier and earlier every day. Like this quickening darkness of the night, the Advent season pertinently acknowledges the reality of this deepening darkness within ourselves and our need for light in this world. It is no coincidence that our savior comes to us in the darkest of night. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it” (John 1:5)
– Charles Jenkins is a seminarian at the University of the South, Sewanee
We're sharing a new word each day from December 2-25, 2018, with meditations and images from people around our diocese.