The air is charged with anticipation. This call to awareness certainly seems personal as the cold of winter often draws us inward. There is attention to the pace of life, re-setting our movement with the day as we look for hints of what is to come. Yes, this reminder to be alert stirs within each of us but it is a stirring we share. We stay alert so that when the gift of love and grace arrives it can be announced throughout creation.
We take our post to watch for the sake of all.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief…
For a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.
Quote: Wendell Berry
Photo: Ilona Ilyes
When we persevere with the help of a gentle discipline,
we slowly come to hear the still, small voice
and to feel the delicate breeze,
and so to come to know the presence of Love.
And Advent begins…
Quote: Henri Nouwen
Photo: JR Korpa