Perpetual Advent

In advent, we celebrate the coming of Christ as the prince of peace. We cultivate a longing for peace. We highlight the bright promise of his coming—good news of great joy for all peoples everywhere—against the dark realities of our world: competitive religious supremacy, strident neighbor-less nationalism, and the misguided sense of privilege, all flowing from a misguided sense of calling. As we look back to the original advent, we also see Christ as still coming to us from the future in perpetual advent. In that spirit of welcome, we urge every heart to prepare him room so earth may indeed receive her needed king and the kingdom he proclaimed.

From Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road