Advent where I am….

Advent where I am

is less full of expectation,

and more filled with questions….

Should we gather? Is it safe?

Can we sing? Should we….

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Advent where I am has struggled

through to this final week,

lighting candles in the darkness,

a prayer and a protest,

an emergency has been declared in London,

lockdowns in Holland,

countries are closing their borders,

PCR tests are being taken,

Covid jostles the Christ-child for attention…

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Advent where I am is muted,

the strictly final with its glitter and glamour

provided a bit of light relief,

but where there was joy in the night,

there is weeping in the morning,

cases are rising,

uncertainty prevails…

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But, today advent calls us to ponder

the virgins response,

let it be, she cries as for I have been regarded,

the lowly will be raised,

and I have been blessed.

So maybe Covid comes, a strange prophet,

calling us from our feasting,

opening our eyes to the struggle of others,

pointing again to the manger,

and the cross,

where love gave all

for all…

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and a grandson). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off!
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