For the sake of all

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.

#AdventWord #Alert

Into the peace of wild things…

 

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.

 


#AdventWord #Sprout
Quote: Wendell Berry
Photo: Ilona Ilyes

Gentle discipline

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

Prepare… the time is now

Let us prepare our minds as if we had come to the very end of life.
Let us postpone nothing.
Let us balance life’s books every day.
The person that puts the finishing touches on their life each day
is never short of time.

 

It is an end and a beginning. Many in the Christian tradition celebrate the start of a New Year on the first Sunday of December. It is the season of Advent – the 4 weeks leading to Christmas.

During this time there is focus on anticipation and preparation. As if God is not always around us there is a certain emphasis in Advent on getting ready for God to come among us.

How would we live each day? Would we stay alert?  Would we be present to each breath with gratitude?

Four weeks until Christmas… what is most important? How do we live each day with a sense anticipation and a pace that offers plenty of time? These are the questions of Advent.

Stay alert and prepare. This is the practice of Advent.

 


Quote: Seneca,  Moral Letters, 101, 7b – 8a
Image: Pinterest

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