We've reached my favourite season of the Church year - Advent. Full of expectation, hope, longing but also reality and anticipation as we face who we really are before Christ's kingdom comes.
A new verse for the great hymn, O come, O come, Emmanuel:
O come, O come, Emmanuel;
inspire each one of us who on earth dwell.
Give us the will to open our minds,
‘til your best treasure we do find.
Emmanuel, God with us, here on earth does dwell.
DJS November 2011