In a section on Advent, she comments on the December darkness, addressing even those who snarl "Humbug!" Writing of the Christmas season, she confesses, "For those of us who believe, the whole world is decorated in love!" She sees beyond the season's festivities to the day-to-day living and asks, "If Christmas is not now, if Christ is not born into the everyday present, then what is all the noise about?"
Ann Weems leads the reader to think about the season's events in a creative and powerful way. She writes out of the conviction that "each of us awaits expectantly the birth of Christ in this place, this time. We will not give Christmas away to commercialism or to the past. For Christians the Advent is now and here."
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