Life Is An Advent Season
Life is a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfill. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our Advent experience.
The world is not as just, not as loving, not as whole as we know it can and should be. But the coming of Christ and his presence among us. He give us reason to live in hope: that light will shatter the darkness, that we can be liberated from our fears and prejudices, that we are never alone or abandoned.
Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
May this Advent season be a time for bringing hope, transformation and fulfillment into the Advent of our lives.
This is the 4th Sunday of Advent. We have just a few more days of waiting and Christmas will be here. I've had many peace filled moments this year. When I focus on peace. I clear my mind of cluttered thoughts and replace them with images of tranquility. I try to visualize a quiet lake, the stars on a clear night sky, or my family snuggled in restful sleep.
More and more I'm so thankful for my faith, family and friends.
I love the Christmastide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!