Advent – the season of the God seeker

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“The season of Advent is the time of the original religious instinct. Never will we experience our primeval homesick yearning for God more actively and alertly than in this season. . . . Advent is the season of the God-seeker. The original longing within every human heart is a great impulse toward the hidden and distant God, a longing to wander in that far-off, forgotten homeland of the soul. . . .

May God help us to wake up to ourselves and in doing so, to move from ourselves toward him.”

– Alfred Delp, Advent of the Heart, Seasonal Sermons and Prison Writings

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