Let’s go to Bethlehem

Good morning

And so we have come again to the beginning – the start of a new year. Advent is a time of waiting and preparing, of opening ourselves to the birthing of the Christ Child in us.  Ann Weems writes these words  “ In each heart lies a Bethlehem, an inn where we must ultimately answer whether there is room or not. When we are Bethlehem-bound we experience our own advent in his. When we are Bethlehem-bound we can no longer look the other way conveniently not seeing stars, not hearing angel voices. We can no longer excuse ourselves by busily tending our sheep or our kingdom.  This Advent let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that the Lord has made known to us. In the midst of shopping sprees, let’s ponder in our hearts the Gift of Gifts. Through the tinsel let’s look for the gold of the Christmas Star. In the excitement and confusion, in the merry chaos, let’s listen for the brush of angels’ wings. This Advent, let’s go to Bethlehem and find our kneeling places”

 

As we enter this season may we take the time to ponder, see and listen and may we open out beings as the Christ is born in us

Blessings

Valerie

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