So Walking the Rite Way has clocked up its first year. Thanks to all the writers who have shared their thoughts and ideas over the last year. It has been inspiring and thought provoking.

Thanks also to everyone who has passed by, and returned, to read the weekly offerings. We average about 150 visits a week. I hope you find it useful and stimulating.

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To begin an invitation to share either of Advent scripture that inspires you in the context of RCIA or a thought or experience that is connected into the season.

I was struck by the passage from Isaiah 30 that is read on Saturday in week 1 of Advent. I am not sure I had come across it before but it seemed to intertwine many of Isaiah’s images of the God who redeems his people, who is hope. Hope seems to me be at the heart of Advent and the process of Initiation:

He will send rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the bread that the ground provides will be rich and nourishing… on the day the Lord dresses the wounds of his people and heals the bruises his blows have left.