Advent

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img_0707It’s not this time of year without
The stress and the anxiety;
Hoping that it all turns out.
Okay — Sometimes I doubt
With all the pressures of society —

It’s not this time of year without
Snow and seeing white about –
The gentle flakes fall quietly.
Hoping that it all turns out —
Shoveling and children shout;
Snowballs lack propriety.

It’s not this time of year without
The baby Jesus — I’m devout —
His nativity, this piety —
Hoping that it all turns out.
God came to earth without a shout,
No fame. No notoriety –
It’s not this time of year without
Hoping that it all turns out.img_5433


Every year I worry that this will be the year that I get so busy with the nonsense that I will forget to take time to really ponder the significance of Christ’s coming.

This year I’m reading Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas put out by Plough Publishing House. The readings started on November 24 and have been amazing.

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