Advent II

There is movement in the scriptures leading to Jesus’ birth. People are travelling along unfamiliar, unexpected, unwelcome and unpredictable roads….watching, waiting, trusting, yearning for God.

How do we long for God with us…Immanuel?

Stillness

Stillness opens our hearts to a sense of wonder, allowing us to discover the presence of God in the unexpected and ordinary.

What do you notice in stillness?

Open-endedly

To wait open-endedly is
an enormously radical attitude toward life.

…actively present to the moment,
expecting that new things will happen to us,
new things that are far beyond
our own imagination or prediction.

That, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life
in a world preoccupied with control.

                                                      ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

How do you stay open?

Dare to love

“My grief says I dared to love, that I allowed another to enter the very core of my being and find a home in my heart. Grief is akin to praise; it is how the soul recounts the depth to which someone has touched our lives.” Francis Weller, The Wild Edge of Sorrow

How has your soul been touched deeply?