The Wild Goose wants to wish you a meaningful Advent season.
As our country experiences upheaval after the non-indictments of the police officers who killed Mike Brown and Eric Garner, this time of waiting for the light feels especially profound. And as we ponder difficult questions, we are thankful for our friends like Micky ScottBey Jones for leading conversations under the hashtag #StayWokeAdvent. Jones explains in a recent blog post, “This is the time, the time of Advent, to stay alert…to ‘stay woke’…to your senses, your mind, your body, your feelings, your spirit to where to Spirit is stirring and leaning. Stay woke….to the impact your life has on others…Stay woke…to the injustice that we either contribute to or diminish…Stay woke….to the groanings of the world…Stay woke…to the humble, radical, empire-upsetting ways of Jesus…Stay woke…to the darkness…Stay woke…to the light…and to the sacred and profane in both.”
Follow #StayWokeAdvent hashtag on twitter and Facebook to read the insights of folks looking at the Advent through this particular lens of awareness.