“Open the door!”

 The Light of the World
Holman Hunt

“In Advent, God does not first confront us with our sin; instead we are invited to prepare to make God welcome; we are invited to take the initiative, to find our best selves, to be willing to open the door to the baby in need.  God does not come into the world with a battering ram, but with a cry: open the door.”  (Jane Williams)