Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Quickening

Complines Reading1 Thessalonians 5:23 



May the God of peace make you perfect and holy; and may you all be kept safe and blameless, spirit, soul and body, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sometimes Advent does not begin on the nearest Sunday to 30th November. 

Sometimes, like a pregnancy, it makes itself known in imperceptable, internal movements. Movements that are sensed but not seen. 

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. (Martha Graham)

The Advent journey is unique - it is a girl dreaming in the dark after the Angel has left; it is a man staring into the fire wondering if dreams can be believed; it is an older woman knowing that they can.


It is whatever it needs to call you into the anticipation of waiting.  

wordinthehand2011



2 comments:

Philomena Ewing said...

Absolutely Wonderful...
These are life-giving words here and this is a nice way to finish the day.
Your photo is superb too !
Blessings

Word in the Hand said...

thank you Phil - I fill up on your words most days - thanks for them
blessings back +