It’s the first day of winter and you know what that means. EVERYDAY WE GET 4 MORE MINUTES OF DAYLIGHT!
I think we have to really look for the positives in all this darkness. People are understandably angry and frustrated and just ‘done’ with the whole pandemic thing and with Christmas just 4 days away it makes it all the harder to know (most of us) that we won’t be able to gather with family or friends.
This week we lit the peace candle on our Advent wreath. We need to look for this in our hearts and homes. It’s there if you look for it.
I felt rather upset this week because I was too late for the sign up for in person Christmas mass at our church. I don’t know how I missed the sign up because we have been attending mass every Friday as there are less people at that time.
What I have to remember is that WE are the church…not the building. And we are very blessed to still be able to attend online mass. So although the above illustration needs a few masks drawn in ..ha ha..I think it has the right idea. The people in our lives are the church. Let’s try and love each other and be kinder than ever to each other this week. Jesus could have arrived as a strong, feared King living in a palace. But instead he appeared as a gentle baby born in a stable. One of us. Let’s be more like Him this week.
Peace. Yes. Peace indeed.