Hope O’Brien became interested in handbells as a young girl growing up in the Berkshires. Although her parents were in a handbell choir, young Hope couldn’t touch them until she entered high school. Since then she has never been without her bells.
When we embark on our Advent pilgrimage we are heading toward Christmas, a familiar destination. But the patterns and traditions of Christmases past may tug us too quickly to that day. The West Tisbury Congregational Church minister reflects.