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December 6, 2023

The Fourth Day of Advent


This morning, I rose, opened my bedroom door, and walked into my small sitting room.  I turned on the lights of the Christmas tree, and the other lights sitting about.  In the darkness of the room a frequency of lights began to create the energy of the new day.  My glance was drawn to the simple wreath of greenery and candles, once again.  I wanted, and delighted in, the lights on the tree, leaving them on all day.  But, for the circle of tree branches and candles, I would wait, each day, for the quiet ceremony which would carry me away, into a sacred refuge of peace.  Michael and I loved this time of year.  We stepped into a space in time with the lighting of the Advent wreath, at sunset, every day.  And when a hush rose-up from Mother Earth, the song was sung, the candles were lit, and we were at peace, no matter how busy the day might have been.  Oh memories, how rich, how deep, how precious.  But that does not mean they should shine all day.  The circle of light is saved for quiet, at the end of the day; and it is in that sanctuary I am called to sit, to pray, to embrace The Way of Advent. 

On this fourth day of Advent, 2023, the reading I have chosen is from Isaiah 9:2.

The Reading

December 6, 2023

 “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2


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