. . . of witness. Please go read.
Via The Anchoress, who is caught up in the magic of Advent:
This first week in Advent, let us move forward in humble adventuring, seeking out the divine “Yes” spoken from heaven and the faith-filled “yes” whispered on earth. Let us strike a match and cover our faces in prayer, that the lifting up of our hands be as an evening sacrifice, acceptable. Let us eat figs and drink wine, and work faithfully at our labor, and sweep and sing and slumber, until we gather with shepherds and kings, to meet, and to worship, and to tell what we have found.
She’s got a roundup of inspiring pieces thereon, but her own essay is amazing.