Tuesday, December 3, 2013

something on the horizon

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.
Wait. Something is on the horizon.”

Jan L. Richardson, Night Visions:
Searching the Shadows of Advent and Christmas.
To join her Advent online retreat go to the painted prayerbook.

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