The Word Among Us

Advent 2011 Issue

I Belong!

I Found My Home in the Church

By: Bill Zalot

I Belong!: I Found My Home in the Church by Bill Zalot

Advent is all about welcome—about preparing a way for the Lord and being received as members of Jesus’ family gathered at the manger. It’s about recognizing Christ in the people around us and welcoming them as openly as he would. It’s about removing every barrier and obstacle to the Spirit’s work.

For me, these themes have a very down-to-earth quality. You see, I was born with spastic cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair to get around....

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