Listen: Common Grace CEO Brooke Prentis talks about Advent devotions and the "new day" this Christmas season
One way to prepare for Christmas Day is to listen to “diverse Christian voices” calling us to a “new day”. Every day during December.
Each year, a new series of Advent devotions is curated by Common Grace, an Australian grassroots movement of Christians seeking justice and Jesus.
CEO Brooke Prentis spoke with Hope Afternoons about the 2021 series: A New Day.
“With all that 2021 has brought – so many things to so many people – we [hope people] take this time to sit in the expectant hope and waiting of the Advent season, and focus on Jesus,” Brooke said.
A New Day features a different contributor every day, as well as an associated stream of inspiring photographs.
Brooke is a Wakka Wakka woman who does not think the pandemic has somehow increased our need of a “new day” to be ushered in by Jesus and the kingdom of God.
“As an Aboriginal Christian leader, I absolutely feel that, regardless of the pandemic; I feel like this is very much a time in history [for a new day], for these lands now called Australia but also for the world. Jesus plays an important role in that,” she said.
“I’m sure many people are feeling division; I know many families are divided at the moment.
“Jesus is that great healer, comforter, and we’ve got Jesus coming to earth as a baby in the manger.
“So let’s hear from 25 diverse voices to try to bring us together.
“How do we navigate those differences we are finding?”
A New Day from Common Grace wants to help steer us through whatever we’re going through, by setting out sights on the promising dawn ushered in by Jesus.
“Let’s think about the new day Jesus brings. The new way that Jesus brings,” Brooke said.
“Let’s see where that takes us. For me, it’s hopefully to a world of justice and a world that’s filled with love.”
Listen to the full interview with Brooke in the player above.