Advent is a proverbial time for waiting in the darkness for the birth of the Christ Child.
Waiting with Mary.
It is a time to silently listen in expectation
as well as a time to sweep away the clutter in our hearts and souls
by simplifying our lives to make room
for a re-birth in our own hearts for this child called Jesus.
Often we are so busy with preparing for Christmas celebrations that we have little time to listen to God
or our fellow man.
If we take the time to practice this art of listening to other people,
we will meet the Divine at the same time.
We meet with the Divine when we serve the least of our brethren, we serve Christ himself.
When we listen to a child, giving him all of our attention,
We are discovering how to listen to the Divine voice of the Christ Child as well.
God is inviting me to silence this year because
He is not just dropping in and visiting my heart these days
He has inhabited my heart
It is time to stop and listen, in silence and soak in the glow of His warmth shining in the dark.
soaking in the glow of His warmth shining in the darkness.
Published by melanie jean juneau
Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.
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4 thoughts on “Advent Interruptions”
Yes! I totally agree that silence is what we are really needing in this world that is so loud at this time of the year!!
Wonderful post Melanie. Thank you.
God bless you and your family.
“He is not just dropping in and visiting my heart these days. He has inhabited my heart.”
How wonderfully, then, He has prepared you for Christmas. This is beautiful
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it is a wonderful surprise to be cognizant of His presence