Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thought for the Day

On this first Sunday of Advent, the season of waiting, I offer this first stanza from Ted Loder's "We Watch and Wait for You":

Hidden God,
    wherever you are
      in your own kind of space,
        we watch and wait for you
          to startle us to wakeful newness
             in this Advent season. . . .


"We Watch and Wait for You", from My Heart in My Mouth: Prayers for Our Lives, Copyright © 2000 Ted Loder.

You might also find inspirational the reflections and art at Jan Richardson's The Advent Door and this thoughtful essay by Christine at Abbey of the Arts.

2 comments:

nAncY said...

thanks for your offerings.
i will check-out the advent door.

Sande said...

'wakeful newness' is good. I'm on for startle too. Father, bring in on.