Light is rushing in on darkness. And it will bring to light great darkness. We are about to step into Christmastide, a bloody twelve days in which the Calendar observes Stephen, the first martyr of the Church (December 26); the Holy Innocents, those boys of two years and under murdered by Herod’s soldiers in Bethlehem (December 28); and Thomas Becket, murdered Archbishop of Canterbury (December 29).
Christ’s coming is Good News; but it is not always, and never only, good news. And if we are to make room for his coming into our world, we shall need to count the cost...
Advent: making room for Jesus – whatever the cost