On the Ninth Day of Christmas

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door_siena_11 May we welcome all this year has for us

A new time stands on my doorstep
ready to enter my life’s journey.

Something in me welcomes this visitor:
the hope of bountiful blessings
the joy of a new beginning
the freshness of unclaimed surprises.

Something in me rebuffs this visitor:
the swiftness of the coming
the boldness of the entrance
the challenge of the good-bye.

Something in me fears this visitor:
the unnamed events of future days
the wisdom needed to walk love well
the demands of giving away and growing.

A new time stands on my doorstep.
with fragile caution I move
to open the door for its entrance.

My heart leaps with surprise, joy jumps in my eyes
for there beside this brand new time
stands my God with outstretched hand.

God smiles and gently asks of me:
Can we walk this time together?
And I, so overwhelmed…

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ADVENT WITH EVELYN UNDERHILL: The Vision Of Love

The Value of Sparrows

From The School of Charity

When we look out towards this Love that moves the stars and stirs in the child’s heart, and claims our total allegiance and remember that this alone is Reality and we are only real so far as we conform to its demands, we see our human situation from a fresh angle; and perceive that it is both more humble and dependent, and more splendid, than we had dreamed.  We are surrounded and penetrated by great spiritual forces, of which we hardly know anything.  Yet the outward events of our life cannot be understood, except in their relation to that unseen and intensely living world, the Infinite Charity which penetrates and supports us, the God whom we resist and yet for whom we thirst; who is ever at work, transforming the self-centered desire of the natural creature into the wide-spreading, outpouring love of the citizen of Heaven.

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ADVENT WITH EVELYN UNDERHILL: The Vision Of Love — The Value of Sparrows

From The School of Charity When we look out towards this Love that moves the stars and stirs in the child’s heart, and claims our total allegiance and remember that this alone is Reality and we are only real so far as we conform to its demands, we see our human situation from a fresh angle; and […]

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Jazzy “Silent Night” video will soothe your ears and warm your heart — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

London-based Catholic gospel artist Edwin Fawcett just released a Christmas music video that is sure to please, and just in time for the big day. Fawcett made the jazz arrangement early one morning almost two years ago, and decided now was the time to record it. He enlisted the help of the band that accompanied…

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