Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt


Advent 2012: A Week Away, a World Away?

posted by mpratt

Advent Day 16: A week away, a world away?

If Christmas Eve is only one week away, why does it seem like a world away?

We’re in the thick of the Advent season, now. Perhaps it is increasingly difficult to take that little, extra time to pray and prepare. Perhaps our quiet time is being pushed farther and farther down the “to do” list. Perhaps the Advent wreath candles have already burnt down, and we don’t have more to replace them with.

Yes, now is a difficult part of the holiday season. And, we might already be fearing that we won’t get everything done by Christmas. Especially if you have a chronic illness, now might be a time when a cold, flu, or other infection starts to nibble away at precarious health. How much that would further derail carefully made plans!

But, you know what? It’s all all right.

Whether or not the cards are mailed before or after December 25, whether or not the extra side dish for the pot luck does or doesn’t get made, whether or not we get a cold or stay healthy – still, Christmas will come.

God’s love does not abandon us because we forget a gift, skip a party, or just don’t have the energy to get out of bed and get on with the day. He is constant. He is present. He is.

So, however far away Christmas Eve may seem, Advent and Christmas are already here. And we can rest in, revel in, that instead of fretting over how much more we have to do in so short a period of time.

How wonderful is that?!

Blessings for the day,

Maureen



Advertisement
Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Comments are closed.



Previous Posts

Chronic Pain and Illness: How We Do It All
When I talk with people about what I do, their response is frequently, "How do you fit it all into a day?" My response, generally, is, "I don't." The concept of "a day" is v

posted 7:17:48pm Jan. 27, 2015 | read full post »

TLC Tuesday: Snowed In But Not Snowed Under
As I write this, a light breeze is tickling the fronds of the palm trees outside my window. The sun is shining - a bright spot after some gentle rain last night. It's warm enough

posted 7:03:34pm Jan. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Food for Thought: Song of the Sea
Oh, wow, what a wonderful movie is "Song of the Sea!" The story, animation,acting, and music all combine to make a beautiful and moving story lyrically laced with Irish folklore

posted 11:47:41pm Jan. 26, 2015 | read full post »

A Praying Spirit: We Are (Aware of) the World
Many chronic illnesses impose restrictions on our ability to move about freely in the world "at large." Whether because of mobility issues, sight or hearing problems, or, as

posted 5:25:38am Jan. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Chronic Pain: The Void in Your Life
Sometimes, pain becomes so overwhelming that it closes out every ounce of strength and light that we might once have felt. And, into their place, there is a void. A void of light. A void of will. A void of hope. The pain can suffocate and keep us down. Yes, it can prevent us from physically moving f

posted 11:33:56pm Jan. 23, 2015 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.