I wrote this last year for our church's book of advent meditations. I offer it here, slightly revised, to anyone who hasn't read it or thinks it's worth reading again.
Advent is a time of waiting. Waiting to bear joyful witness to the incarnation of God into the realm of humanity. Waiting for, in the words’ of Isaiah, God’s House to be a House of Prayer for All. We are waiting for God but God is also waiting for us. God is waiting for us to recognize the foreigner or stranger or the eunuch (read by some to include homosexuals). God is waiting for us to recognize that anyone who preserves justice and does what is right has a place in the House of the Lord. God is waiting for us not just to recognize but to rejoice and to join with them. For as Isaiah says "I will gather to them still others besides those already gathered." Our time of waiting is almost over. We must now stop waiting and begin doing. God is waiting for YOU. What are you waiting for?