Advent Day 20 ~ In the Midst of the Mist of our Lives (and Hanukkah day 2)

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Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent

Misty mornings can be cool, Lord.

They can teach us about You, about us.

There’s lots of misty-ness in our lives, Lord.

We often don’t see anything very clearly.

But You are still there, our sun, the Son,
somehow, some way, penetrating  the fog, the mist.

Help us realize that mist is OK, Lord.
Misty-ness has its own beauty.

Thank You, Lord, for what it teaches us about You, about us.

Teach us to be patient, Lord, to wait.
To wait for the light, our light, Your light.
Come Lord, Jesus this Christmas
in our hearts, our homes, our workplaces and in our world.

O Key of David and scepter of the house of Israel;                                     who open and none can shut and none can open;                                   come and lead to freedom the prisoner who sits in darkness                      and the shadow of death.   (O-Antiphon for today)

 And now before you go, here is more from Handel’s Messiah. Click on this link >>> Rejoice Greatly O Daughter Zion!  ‘Tis Awesome! Be sure to enter full screen. 

And here are today’s Mass readings, if you’d like to reflect on them.  click here.

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With love,

Bob Traupman

contemplative writer