Advent is a time of preparation and waiting. But when I try to write about Advent all I can think of is, why are we waiting for someone who is already here?
The presence of God, the Divine, the Infinite, whatever words you are comfortable with, is all and in all. In Him we live and move and have our being.
If we stopped waiting for someone to come rescue us and instead could see that spark of the divine in all of creation, how the world could change. We might stop destroying the planet. If we could learn to see God not only in ourselves, but in our neighbors and even our enemies, there might even be an outbreak of peace.
Things will not change overnight, but it has to start somewhere. Why not let it start with you and me?