A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
Listen to the long stillness:
New life is stirring
New dreams are on the wing
New hopes are being readied …
God is at work.
This is the Season of Promise.
-Howard Thurman, The Mood of Christmas
From Well for the Journey
Advent is a season of hope and expectation. A time set aside to proclaim once again that our God is still with us, still ready to lead us to peace and reconciliation, if we are willing.
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Advent: Curing Fire by Fire
We are born congenitally dis-eased, says Fr. Ron Rolheiser. There is a fire that burns within us, and we have two choices of how to meet it. To quench it we can choose between the world’s definition of success, or we can recognize our longing for God.
From the blog of Ron Rolheiser.
Longing for Christ
It’s easy to lapse into nostalgia at this time of year. We may remember – or think we remember – Christmases past of a happy family going to church long after dark and singing Silent Night with lighted candles. But our faith is not about nostalgia; it is about believing the promises of God.
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