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.


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.