Waiting in the Dark: An Advent and Winter Solstice Roundup

Photo credit: Sandy Reich

As we round the bend toward Christmas, having today emerged from the longest night of the year, here are some reflections on Advent and the Winter Solstice.

Jan Richardson penned a Blessing for the Longest Night.

Rachel Mann asks, “Can Mary be redeemed from the church’s tendency to parcel her up into a patriarchal box and then label it “glory”?

From the On Being archives, Parker Palmer reflects on The Risk of Incarnation.

Diana Butler Bass shared A Beautiful Advent: The Longest Night on her Substack “The Cottage.”

Cecily Sailer over at Typewriter Tarot shares a Winter Solstice ritual (45 minutes).

And Nadia Bolz-Weber’s 2010 piece suggesting letting Christ rob you of your certainty holds up 13 years later.

Here at Practicing Presence, we wish you all a peaceful, reflective Advent and Merry Christmas.

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