Christmas is fast approaching but I am fairly disengaged this year. My twinkle lights and tree are up. I have sent a couple of cards but no more than five. I have not yet written my annual letter though it rumbles in my head. I am looking at my holiday traditions and wondering if I will manage to keep them. The one good thing is that I do not have treatment next week. That seems like a huge gift but it still does not ensure that I will be feeling well.
I have not prayed as much as I normally do but I try to close each day in front of the twinkle lights where the crèche is lit up. I come before baby Jesus each night and lay my heart before him. This is my favorite time of my day….just me and Jesus. Its quiet time does me a world of good. I feel the peace settle deep in my bones and joyful hope arises. May you too find a few moments to come to the manger and lay your heart before the Babe who comes anew for each one of us.
What is important to you this Christmas?
What are you laying down before baby Jesus during Advent?
Dear Baby Jesus,
much can distract us
at this Holy Time.
Keep our eyes on you,
empty us so that you alone
can fill us to the brim.