Amid frequent and thoughtful endeavors to remember; amid earnest struggles to regather
some token of the state of seeming nothingness into which my soul had lapsed, there have been moments when I have dreamed of success; there have been brief, very brief periods when I have conjured up remembrances which the lucid reason of a later epoch assures me could have had reference only to that condition of seeming unconsciousness.
He describes Advent as God's time of preparation, when God calls us to the wilderness, where God regathers
and reshapes us for nothing less than God dwelling among us.
For global justice to become a reality, we will really have to change, corporately and individually, and change is only really possible with the strength of a loving God who intrudes into our lives and thereby regathers
and reconstitutes us into a community that turns fear into love, anger into hope, bigotry into respect and rejection into glory.