2nd Sunday of Advent
Here we are...2nd week of Advent...days getting shorter, darkness all over..potentially depressing. Despite a delightful Autumn ( come on...admit it!) we still hunger for the ravages of winter to come and go...and give us some light.
How important is that light! We see more of the beauty around us...it is capable of warming us inside and out. The sun will come...of that we can be sure.
Life is like that...but at the end we are assured the Light of God to make sense of and give meaning to life’s experiences.
One of the great Irish writers was T.S.Eliot...(Remember him? ..He wrote THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA and THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS.)..He had this to say about the Christian Faith:
I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen:
Not only because I see it...
But because by it I see everything else.
Our faith can be that way...giving clarity and light to a dim and often dismal world.