Sunday, December 03, 2006
This is how I'll be spending my morning in just a bit. I am looking forward to it. Advent has a way of taking my breath. My heart feels overwhelmed and the Christ child feels so real. I think it happens because we are so often invited to sit quietly and think. As soon as I sit quietly, He comes to me. I am no longer pushing Him away with all my frenetic mind antics. I long to hold on to this feeling throughout the year. If I were to make a New Year's Resolution, that would be it. I want to go forward. I don't want to always be retracing my steps, although finding Him again and again is a gift for which I am most grateful. As Advent unfolds and we celebrate His coming, I am grateful again for a personal advent. I am grateful that he would come to a heart that sometimes must resemble that old barn, cold and uninviting. Yet he comes. Thanks be to God.