WINDOWS INTO WAITING Advent Meditations on Vocation and the Silence of God

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By Steve Garber

-calling is the grace to keep on keeping on, trusting that the songs of Advent are songs of hope,a belief that somehow in some way God will not be silent forever -

For several years I have been watching a story come into being, and finally, it is about to be born.

More than four years ago I spent an evening with two friends, Mark Rodgers and Mako Fujimura, talking about the novel Silence by Shusaku Endo, wondering what it might mean that it was now to be made into a film by Martin Scorsese. For hours we thought together, bringing hopes to the table, listening to Mako reflect on the centuries of Christian witness in Japan, hearing Mark talk about the complexities of making movies. And when we were done that night, we determined to step into history, in hope.