"Freeman Patterson says that 'letting go of self is an essential precondition to real seeing.'....All around you are the big scenes that make up your daily life. How could you reframe the things that you see so that they can tell you a new story?" (Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God, pg. 71, 72)
All around us are invitations to welcome Christ's advent--his coming again through the ancient story of the babe in the manger and his coming to us in the story of our own lives and his gifts of grace and salvation today. If Patterson is right, the reason we often miss Christ's advent is because we are so self-conscious.
How could you reframe the things that you see today so that they tell you a new story about Christ's coming?