Markthal, Rotterdam (Photo: Irene Bom)
(Michelle Ward, life coach)
Call to Worship for [the start of] Advent
What will set us journeying in search of the Christ this Advent?
How far are we prepared to go out of our way
to look for the signs of His coming,
and to prepare a path?
How will we travel through this season?
Will we be burdened by responsibilities and tasks,
loaded with others’ expectations, overwhelmed by their needs?
Will we be full of joy or weary of grief?
What will guide our steps in these weeks?
Will we follow a thread of longing,
the hint of an alternative pathway,
the words and music of the gathered community?
Sisters and brothers in Christ, Advent awaits us.
Let us place our feet on the road and begin the journey.
May we find in familiar words, rituals and customs
the birth of the new thing that awaits us.
written by Ann Siddall, and posted on the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and Faith Community website.
From the blog
See also the series of posts with a journey theme from August 2017.