In light of artist/author Jan Richardson's husband Garrison Doles having died today, I wanted to use one of her wonderful Advent quotes. May she find the light in the darkness as she grieves the loss of her beloved.
“The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon
the likes of which we have never seen before… .
What is possible is to not see it, to miss it,
to turn just as it brushes past you.
And you begin to grasp what it was you missed,
like Moses in the cleft of the rock,
watching God's [back] fade in the distance.
So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. Wait. Behold. Wonder.
There will be time enough for running.
For rushing. For worrying. For pushing. For now, stay.
'Tis the first Sunday in Advent 2013.....in today's sermon I heard "it's time to do the deep work of Advent"....I wonder what that will look like? Here's what I have for today - a quote by Fr. Alfred Delp who lived a deep and meaningful life...
"Light your candles quietly,
such candles as you possess,
wherever you are."
Do you like my 'candles'??? My husband put lights on my prayer flag that attaches to the side of our 5th wheel.... They are making me very happy~!