Entry into Advent: the pacing of discovery

Psalm 80 is often read in churches all over the world during the Advent season. Throughout this psalm of yearning we pray, “restore us, O God of hosts; show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.”   I live in a neighborhood that shares rhythms of prayer each day. We are aContinue reading “Entry into Advent: the pacing of discovery”

An Advent song for our age

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me,Continue reading “An Advent song for our age”

let’s get ready

My heart has been craving Advent for a couple of weeks now. I have been hungry for some quality getting-ready time.  The time that I’m wanting is not a period packed with the stuff or resolutions, penance, or spiritual obligations.  It’s not about hard work or removing abundance.  I don’t have to give everything away norContinue reading “let’s get ready”