Fellow ragamuffins, I wanted to make you aware of a free resource available (through 12/31, I believe) from christianaudio.com. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Advent reflections titled, “God is in the Manger.”
Don’t be afraid to start an Advent devotional at such a late date; I started listening to the devotionals on my morning walks last week, and I can listen to 4-5 days worth in a 30 minute walk. Plus, his reflections go past Christmas into Epiphany.
He wrote these reflections near the end of his life while in prison, so weakness, poverty and suffering are constant themes. I’m finding it very encouraging and I hope you do too.