Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tis Advent and we are watching, waiting for the birth of the Savior. We eat less, pray more and clean the house thoroughly in the anticipation of the Nativity. The coming Sunday is Gaudete Sunday: the Sunday we take a break from fasting and celebrate our faith in joy. It is the Sunday we light the pink candle and give thanks for our blessings from God.
The countryside is all brown and misty as the trees and the veg sleep until the warm weather awakens them. The bees hum in their hives staying warm and feasting on their honey. The kitchen smells of the ammonia from the scrub-down, the fire is crackling in the wood stove keeping us warm. The quilt I am stitching waits for me each evening, a prayer for the recipient goes into each stitch.
Watching and waiting. That's me away then.