How Advent Teaches Us, Amid Sorrow, To Rejoice

Posted on AllSides December 24th, 2021
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“Why are these Christmas songs so sad?”

The question came from a little girl named Hazel. She’d been raised in a different Christian tradition, with drums, guitars, and applause. But that Sunday of Advent, she was sitting with her dad in a small Catholic church among the California redwoods outside Santa Cruz.

O come, o come, Emanuel,
And ransom captive Israel.

“I think they’re beautiful,” he whispered.

I chuckled when he told me what she’d asked. I’d never thought of it that way. Church at Advent was peaceful, yes...

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