Advent womb

“A novice master once responded when asked about a life lived in Christian authenticity, that to be a Christian was not to know the answers but to begin to live in the part of the self where the question is born.…He was speaking of an attitude of listening, of awareness of presence, of an openness to mystery.” ~ Wendy Wright, A book of Christmas

What question is being born within you?

Clarity

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. [The one] who looks outside dreams. [The one] who looks inside awakes.” ~ Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

What are your dreams? What are your awakenings?

Movement

“The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making. In a moment of dedication they are given wisdom and courage to dare a deed that challenges and to kindle a hope that inspires.” ~ Howard Thurman

Do you dare?

Courage

“When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists — as it surely will. Then act with courage.” ~ Chief White Eagle, Ponca

Time to be still or act with courage?

Autumn leaf

“Don’t you imagine the leaves dream now
how comfortable it will be to touch
the earth instead of the
nothingness of air and the endless
freshets of wind? ….” ~ Mary Oliver, A Song for Autumn

Do you imagine?