Our Advent season is a time of making peace with the darkness, while preparing ourselves for the coming of a newborn. It is the Christ we wait for ; the teacher who shows us the way of love, a life of compassion and healing.
Here is a little prayer that may help break through the impatience:
O Holy One,
I wait and watch for You
to open my mind to your eternal Presence
to open my eyes to see you acting through your people
to open my heart to all the love in my life
I wait and watch for You through the long night
You will bring me to the dawn.
Friends, I wait with you through the dark night- and will rejoice at the coming of the “newborn” hope for justice and compassion that will come when each of us opens up to the Presence of God in all of nature and all of humanity… and then become the “sign” for each other by our actions.