Advent is a time for hope and reflection on the nearness of love revealed to us through the incarnation. In this message, we explore the gifts of the incarnation — that human and divine were fully manifested in Jesus. One of the invitations within this paradox of faith, is that we consider how the light and the dark within each of us can be acknowledged and loved. The incarnation reveals that there is no place that God is not. All that we are is loved.