Advent is a season of waiting, of preparation, of seeking (like wise men and women.)
For new Roses in the Rubble readers, Virginia’s post-a-day Advent gig usually entails a brief inspirational quote, picture, carol or (occasionally) more prolific thoughts. I realize many readers (& friends on Facebook) follow different faith traditions (or none at all), but perhaps this is an opportunity to see what the Advent and Christmas fuss is all about and be inspired along the way by universal themes of peace, joy & love that come with this season (and, in my opinion, we could use lots more the whole year round!)
Oh, and goodwill to all. Yup, ALL! Our diverse humanity around the globe of every shape, creed, and hue – all beloved of God.
That’s what we believe, anyway (even if lots of faith-spouting folks don’t act like it.)
Ouch, Virginia needs to transform her leftover Halloween broomstick into a candy cane of Advent love & understanding.
“We look at God and claim to believe, but our actions and thoughts don’t correspond to our beliefs. Here’s the difference between belief & faith: Belief is to know. Faith is to see.” Mother Angelica
Just sayin’, open eyes, open minds, open hearts might be a good place to start this year’s Advent journey.
Open to the coming of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, Who loves us with everlasting love.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love, so I am constant in my affection for you.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
We have a choice this Advent to believe in Love, to open our lives to receive Love and BE LOVE that shines brightly in the swirling darkness of our whacked-out world.
grace, peace & motivated candy canes
Virginia : )
“Like it or not, we either add to the darkness of indifference and out-and-out evil which surround us, or we light a candle to see by.” Madeleine L’Engle