A Fresh Start

Posted by Diane M. Houdek on Dec 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Photo by thr3 eyes on UnsplashAdvent is far more than just preparation for Christmas. It has beauty and inspiration in its own right. It’s a fresh start, an invitation to enter into the silence and the mystery of whatever is waiting to be born or reborn in our lives. Paradoxically it’s an invitation to slow down, to come away to the quiet, at the very time our daily lives are immersed in activity—shopping, parties, baking, cleaning. It’s a reminder that the promise of Christ is “already but not yet.”

—from the book Simple Gifts: Daily Reflections for Advent by Diane M. Houdek

Simple Gifts: Daily Reflections for Advent


Categories: Advent, Christmas, Simple Gifts