Welcome to Spiritual Journey Thursday! Those of us who post here share our journeys once a month. This month our focus is waiting, hope, and the seasonal holidays.
In the Christian tradition, this is the season of advent... a season of preparation for the coming of the Christ child. The season reminds me of pregnancy, it is a time of waiting and hope. These days, however, can get crazy busy. I have to remind myself... what is my focus?
I have a wonderful book of prayers that I'm sharing from today. It offers two year's of daily readings as well as many other resources.
From The Celtic Book of Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community, Aidan's readings, the meditation for Dec. 7th offers these two gems:
The pilgrim worried that he would not have much time to care for his love-relationship with God. The Lord answered:
Do you have only one minute? Hem it with quietness. Do not spend it thinking how little time you have. I can give you much in one minute.
As the ripples of the river glance up to the light, let your heart glance up to Me in little looks of love very often in the day.
Many traditions celebrate this time of year. I wish you all gentle holidays. May your days be hemmed with quietness. May you find time to glance up with love. May your season be blessed with peace and joy.
Thanks to Christine Margoqs for providing our prompt this month and for hosting today. You can find Christine's most interesting post HERE.