Sunday, November 28, 2010

the main thing...

It is the First Sunday in Advent-a time of anticipation and waiting and the first Sunday of the liturgical year.  For me it is an occasion to determine to live more fully in the Church Year.  "The Internet Monk" summed up the virtues of such a life:

"1. It enables us to live in God’s story.
2. It keeps the main thing the main thing.
3. It recognizes that one’s calendar forms one’s life.
4. It links personal spirituality with worship, family, and community.
5. It provides a basis of unity and common experience for Christians everywhere."

Or, as Stanley Kunitz wrote in one of my favorite poems, "Live in the layers, not on the litter"

Blessings to all

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