It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Chapter 12, Page 4, Book 16

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 
Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign.
Christina Rossetti

Today is the 2nd Sunday of Advent and this week the focus will change from hope to LOVE. 

One thing I know for sure is that LOVE is at the source of all. I know we’re all connected. I know that as human beings often we don’t live out of the goodness of our connection or out of LOVE. Because we are connected, we end up hurting each other. I know that knowing God, and knowing LOVE is the pathway into connection. I know that the pathway isn’t clear of obstacles. We need help to clear the way.

The Way of the Lord is being prepared in our hearts.  May every valley be filled and every mountain and hill be made low.  May the crooked paths be made straight and the rough ways smooth.

The light of love calls our hearts into life during Advent. There is no greater power than love. It is stronger than rulers and empires, stronger than grief or despair, stronger even than death.  

Love is the Essence of Christmas !

Christmas is about Love. For God is Love, unchanging, everlasting, abounding, steadfast love that never ceases. Christmas has a great way of bringing people you love together the world over.  We celebrate the light and warmth of love during the coldest and darkest time of the year.  God’s love is a perfect love.  It holds nothing back. God, in love, gives us everything we need to live a life of hope and peace.

Life is unpredictable. Love may arrive when it’s least expected. Laughter may occur at any moment and tears may fall without warning. Happiness may be around the corner or sadness over the next hill. Embrace every moment and every emotion. Your life is unique and it’s a journey that only you can travel.

Susan Gale 

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


betty said...

I like that quote from Susan Gale. We do need to embrace every moment and every emotion. Life is too short if we don't do that, and we also need to remember to love all those around us!


jack69 said...

LOVE DOES COME UNEXPECTED AT TIMES. I have had it happen in just a smile for someone I did not know nor expect it from. Times like that LOVE is sweeter

Mevely317 said...

Such a timely reminder!
How it hurts my heart when I go out on social media and witness the ugly words and deeds folks are hurling at one another.
It's mighty difficult to love someone who might not act or believe the way in which I do ..... but I try and remember a time - not long after 9/11 - when everyone seemed to put aside their differences. I hope it doesn't EVER take another tragedy to make us wake up and love one another.

Rick Watson said...

As the Beatles put it, All we need is love :)