This Advent remember the important role of being an encourager, an affirmer to others. In a women’s group of which I was once part, we spoke about “Elizabething” one another; that is, affirming God’s call in each other just as Elizabeth did to Mary in the verse preceding the Magnificat. We don’t always have a clear sense of our own callings, and it’s helpful to have others tell us what they see in us.
This is adapted from A Different Kind of Journey: Advent as a Walk, Not a Sprint, a free downloadable resource written by Sonia Solomonson. It’s available at welca.org.