From -An Advent Examination .. Edward Hays, A Pilgrim’s Almanac
"Advent is the perfect time to clear and prepare the Way. Advent is a winter training camp for those who desire peace. By reflection and prayer, by reading and meditation, we can make our hearts a place where a blessing of peace would desire to abide and where the birth of the Prince of Peace might take place.
Daily we can make an Advent examination. Are there any feelings of discrimination toward race, sex, or religion? Is there a lingering resentment, an unforgiven injury living in our hearts? Do we look down upon others of lesser social standing or educational achievement? Are we generous with the gifts that have been given to us, seeing ourselves as their stewards and not their owners? Are we reverent of others, their ideas and needs, and of creation? These and other questions become Advent lights by which we may search the deep, dark corners of our hearts."
H/T to Pam Roberts for this and the rest of the Advent Meditation she brought to Home Group this week.
|Dave Perrys picture taken at Yorkshire Sculpture Park|
So also I suggest a look at our blog of the month in the Envoy -Visualtheology , from where I copied the photo above. His Advent thoughts , Imagining the lectionary : Advent begins where we are is a provocative start to the Church's New Year.
What do you think?