Yesterday was Gaudete Sunday when we are reminded to wait with joy for the coming of Our Lord. In light of the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, it was difficult to do anything but grieve this weekend. I did find joy in the presence of my sweet family and savored each moment with them with a grateful heart. On Saturday I posted this reflection on the darkness of Advent and the question of how we are to wait for Our Lord amidst grief and suffering. It’s about hope and the truths that I desperately cling to in times of grief.
The Light shines in the darkness. And the darkness has not overcome it.
We are still waiting this Advent season on the Light of the World.
I love this painting by Georges de La Tour of the angel coming to tell St. Joseph that his fiance was carrying the salvation of the world in her womb. I love how the candle, the source of the light, is covered but it is casting its warm glow over the whole dark scene. Hope. That is what I am trying to remember. Keep praying for all those affected by the Newtown tragedy. How do you wait with hope and joy this Advent? I am looking forward to being inspired by your Little HolyDays links as I am each week.
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