Stephanie Paulsell, who teaches at Harvard Divinity School, once wrote that when the first candle is lit and the voices of Advent sing out across the church, “Wake up! It’s time to begin again!” it feels like the most graceful invitation she’s ever heard. She describes this as a “fresh opportunity to become the people God intends us to be” ( Christian Century , December 1, 2009).
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