#adventbookclub Day 13: Watching and waiting: the angels

“Any setting, anywhere, is appropriate to the worship of God.”

And yet… And yet we so often want to do things our way, in our settings, in the places we feel comfortable.

But what if we let ourselves get outside our comfort zone, both literally and metaphorically? What if we go looking for God in places that aren’t ‘ours’, that we can’t control, which we enter as guest rather than host, to listen rather than speak? What if we go beyond that, and try to remain prepared to see God in the places we don’t even think to go looking, attuned to the music of the angels in the middle of the most unlikely discord?

“Earth’s crammed with heaven,

And every common bust afire with God,

But only he who sees takes off his shoes.”

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh


#adventbookclub runs from 1st December until Epiphany. This year we are using “The Art of Advent” by Jane Williams, and raising some money for Mercy UK, a mental health charity over at the JustGiving page here. Search #adventbookclub on Twitter or Facebook to join in the conversation.

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