"It is our tradition to believe that when we 'remember' we make present once again."
Sr. Kathleen Wood, On-Going Formation Advent reflection
OK, I admit that I wasn't excited about Advent this year. For one thing, it is coming around too fast anymore (didn't I just put the Christmas decorations away?) And another thing, I had a hard time getting psyched up for the waiting, longing, the here-we-go-again of another attempt to grow spiritually. And then I read this. Sr. Kathleen was my spiritual director when I last went on retreat and she is a wise woman! And she puts new perspective on this Advent for me. It's not about going through the usual Advent motions another time. When we remember, we make present. This Advent offers a new Presence, a new Incarnation of the Christ Child for us, unlike any other year! Our remembering the first birth of Jesus allows us to "re-birth" him in our hearts, all fresh and new. It's not the same ol', same ol' at all! This Advent is unique and new, unlike anything we have ever experienced or will ever experience again. The opportunities are endless! So, thankful for this fresh perspective, I will delve into Advent, anew, this Sunday! Love, heidi