Days of Advent, Poems, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Walk Straight …

Pathmaker, your footsteps are the path and nothing more; pathmaker, there is no path, you make the path by walking. — Antonio Machado from Caminante No Hay Camino Walk Straight There are wild things just beyond the creche. Pry loose an Advent candle from its round wreath and walk straight past the doe-eyed virgin, deeper… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Walk Straight …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 01: Making Room for Christmas …

The time came for Mary to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Lk 2:6f.). These words touch our hearts every time we hear them. This was the moment that… Continue reading Advent Day 01: Making Room for Christmas …

Quotes, Reflections, Seasons

Keeping Advent Simple …

Advent is a time of preparation for the celebration of Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning "coming".  It begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve, thus there is some variation in its length. Advent is traditionally a season of expectation and hope.  And yet, it often… Continue reading Keeping Advent Simple …