I love the season of Advent! It is such a gift to begin again. Another liturgical year is before us and we can embrace it by entering deeply into this season of Advent. Our culture seems to skip over Advent as it busily prepares for Christmas. Advent invites us to reflect on what we are preparing for at this time of year. It is a season of hope and anticipation as we await the birth of the Christ child into our hearts and our world.
I find it helpful during Advent to take a little extra time each day for silence. As I enter this time of silence, I find myself reflecting on the gift of Christ in my own life. It also challenges me to look at the ways I share, or need to share, the gift of Christ with others. These times of silence stretch my heart and make it a little bigger, a little more welcoming for Christ to dwell. I am so thankful for the gift of Advent. I pray that it is a time of blessing for you as well.