Sunday, December 04, 2011

Looking to the stars

Waiting - that cold, dry period of life when nothing seems to be enough and something else beckons within us - is the grace that Advent comes to bring. It stands before us, within us, pointing us to the star for which the wise ones from the East are only icons of ourselves.

We all want something more. Advent asks the question: what is it for which you are spending your life? What is the star you are following now? And where is that star in its present radiance in your life leading you? Is it a place that is really comprehensive enough to equal the breadth of the human soul?

The Liturgical Year: the spiraling adventure of the spiritual life
by Joan Chittister
page 62

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