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Robert Webber: “Advent spirituality is not a time to meditate on the actual birth of Christ”

15 December 2015

Robert Weber

“Advent spirituality is not a time to meditate on the actual birth of Christ. According to tradition, we ought not to sing Christmas carols until Christmas itself, for Advent is not a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the manger but a time to long for the coming of the Savior. The appropriate sense of this season is captured in the pleading of “O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel.”

– Robert Webber

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