Every so often, I get involved in doing stuff that is not always easy, but really matters.
It is a privilege to be involved in such things.
The latest is here
And I have discovered that to be involved in such things is to be involved in controversy and sometimes conflict.
For some reason this often happens at Christmas.
I caught myself wishing this morning that, just for once, I could have a non-controversial Christmas season. The last few years have been less than peaceful at this point, for various reasons. I regret none of them. But I am aware of the cost, not just to me, but to ones I love.
So there I was thinking, wouldn’t a peaceful, non-controversial Christmas be nice.
And it occurred to me; Christmas is not non-controversial.
That’s the point.
Advent is, by it’s nature, bumpy, divisive and demanding.
Ho, and as they say, hum!