Join us in our Advent Audio Retreat series where we remind ourselves that everything is a gift and that God goes on creating – if we only allow the room.

Each week we will release a workbook and digital audio file that you can listen to in the run-up to Christmas.

Advent – in its starkness – is a time to be in touch with inner emptiness and need. It is a season of longing and expectation directed towards Christ, revealed as God-with-us, Emmanuel. It reminds us that the beginning is the meeting of our longing and God’s generous giving. For we do not make ourselves: we create the space for our making. Advent reminds us that everything is gift and that God goes on creating – if we only allow the room. Tiredness, restlessness, the inability to bring about meaningful change become the open door to God if we turn that way.

This week we are thinking about how endings makes room for new beginnings: mushrooms sprout from decaying wood, fallen leaves release their goodness into the ground to nourish next year’s growth. You might like to go for a walk this week and look for examples of this in the world around you.

Listen to the audio on YouTube or below and download the workbook to help you reflect on the retreat.

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