In Advent we see tiny shoots begin to sprout. They are so fragile, delicate and vulnerable. They need the right water and light to grow. What in your life needs attention to start growing? What are the parts of you that feel incomplete and vulnerable, that you are afraid to let out into the light? During the season of Advent, Christ is looking for fertile ground in which to sprout a new shoot out of the old stump. (Isaiah 11:1)
– The Rev. Dr. James E. Taylor is Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, North Charleston
We're sharing a new word each day from December 2-25, 2018, with meditations and images from people around our diocese.