WORDS Even as I begin to type these words I am aware that I have little to say. As a minister preparing for one of the busiest and most profound seasons of the year, I sense a bit of weariness around finding yet another way to tell a story that is vastly beyond words. So why am I writing this, and why am I continuing to take up space on a platform that could perhaps better be filled by someone more articulate than I? Because the images of this season have taken root deep within my consciousness, and the shoots of embodied expression are pushing up through the ground of my humanity. Presence is seeking to be particularized. The wonder of Advent is seeking to become word