I love gates and all they symbolize. This gate was particularly enticing as it was open and beckoning me through. It was a day of blue shadows falling on the path.
The blue shadows of Advent beckon us. Advent is the time to hold our endings even as we cradle our beginnings. It is the time of walking emerging paths even as we embrace the ancient. We take stock even as look forward. We make our way through darkness and light. This is Advent. May our journey be blessed as we explore four Advent EntryWays in this retreat series.
Each retreat offers an settling practice and prayer, a reflection on the Advent scripture (based on the lectionary), suggestions for spiritual practices. The spiritual practices are designed to invite a variety of “prayer personalities.”
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Chaire kecharitomene! What a blessing as I chanted this within today. Thank you. This retreat is and will continue to be a real blessing.