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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WOYWW: A Blessed Advent 2014

Before Christmas, there is Advent, "a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an Anglicized version of the Latin word adventus meaning 'coming'.  For Christians, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives. The season offers the opportunity to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming." - Wikipedia


There is another perspective of Christ's coming that I also reflect upon, which is how Christ comes to me personally.  This Advent, I will do the Examen of Consciousness, a way of praying developed by St. Ignatius Loyola.  It is a daily exercise which helps people recognize God's presence in everything. Aside from my journal writing, I also have an advent calendar to fill out with keywords of God's "gifts" for each day...


In the few days I have done it, I have found it to be a wonderful way to find God and prepare for His coming.  I will never know at what hour He will come again, or at what hour I will meet Him at the end of my life.  I would like to be prepared...




8 blog hugs:

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Une bien belle publication...
J'aime beaucoup cette belle pensée qui vous anime...
Avec plein de bisous ♡

Chrysalis said...

Hi Peggy - I love Advent, too. Your Advent calendar is beautiful - did you design it? The art work is gorgeous, as always. What a lovely gift He's given you there. Have a great week, Chris # 15

Maxine D said...

Peggy it is so refreshing to join you here and see your Advent preparations - I am at times so irritated by the commercialism around me at this time of year.
Love your art work, and thank you for sharing it.
Blessings
Maxine

Annie said...

What a beautiful post today. Thanks for sharing it.
Hugs,
Annie x. #23

sandra de said...

Now that sounds like a great way to keep the focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
Sandra de @29

Robyn Oliver said...

Happy WOYWW Peggy - a lovely post...a peaceful advent for you. RobynO#26

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Beth P said...

I am ever so late on my rounds for WOYWW... it's almost the next week already!!! Your post is lovely discussing the religious side of this very commercialized holiday.
Hugs and Happy Holidays,
Beth P
#49

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