Applause, an intoxicating addiction common in churches, is particularly corrosive. Its addicts are tempted to allow what others think to trump what is true and right.
Just as Advent invites us to think about a God who comes to us, as distinct from a God who is unapproachable, so it encourages us to be accessible, or better yet, go to those who need our help. Who would that be? With God’s guidance and help, reach out to them this week. Go sit with them in “The Waiting Place.”