Third Friday of Advent
This is my second son's first Christmas ornament. He was born two years after my first - two weeks short of being on the same day!! Funny each of my three children were born exactly two weeks apart (different years of course) So their birthday's fall on the same day each year.
I am heading off to my wonderful share group's Christmas brunch, so I will just post the Advent readings today.
May you all take the time to slow down and ponder anew the meaning of Christmas.
Advent reading for Friday: Psalm 67; Isaiah 56:1-8; John 5:33-36
Forgive me, Jesus, for instinctively shunning those who don't quite fit my preconception of propriety or responsibility. As I gather with others at the stable - shepherds and sages - forgive me f or being so absorbed in my own concerns that I ignore the deep needs of others. May your loving, restorative Spirit find a home in me. Show me, today, someone whom I can love and embrace in your name. Amen.
(prayer - Luci Shaw - God with Us)