On this Monday of the third week of Advent, I find that time is moving along too quickly. I am not as in tune with all the graces that the Lord wants to pour out upon me as I would like to be - or should be. I need to slow down and remind myself once again that this is a season of hope, a time that will never come again.
In the busyness of the season, gloominess can take hold! But Jesus wants to come into the winter darkness of my heart and bring the blazing, blinding light of His love! Often, I am too content to blunder along in the darkness of my fears and anxieties, my dissatisfaction with situations in my life, with my own human weaknesses.
The sky outside my window is overcast and rain is on the way! Where is the sun? Where is the Son? Come, Lord Jesus! Come and penetrate the gloominess in my heart that I allow to be there because of my self-pity, my selfishness. Forgive me Lord!
Come Lord Jesus and penetrate my heart with the piercing fire of your love!
For a beautiful reflection on Advent please click on to http://www.advent2008.org/story.php?id=31047