December 2016: I end the year filled with tiredness. Indeed several times this year I have said how tired I am, how tired I am of this country… Then I remembered it was Advent. Then I remembered my Papa Jesus.”
Brooke Prentis reflects on being present in ‘our Australia’ in a stunning devotional for Day 7 of our Advent series.
The Christ we celebrate at Christmas comes in the form of the stranger. It calls us to open our hearts and our minds to the fact that this is the reality for many in the world. And prompts us to think about how, during Advent and beyond, we can continue to make room in our own lives for God, our neighbours and others.