The joy that comes to us in Advent is more than an emotion. It can become our default setting.
Pliny, the emperor Trajan, and a contagion of allegiant Christians. A word from the 2nd century for today.
It's not about God sweeping down and scooping up his people to rescue them from a dying planet. The Second Coming is about Jesus one day returning to this world…
When our worlds shrink, we start to think about what matters.