I’m a little short on words this year for Advent’s Sunday of Love.
Love is fragile, you know. Love can turn on a dime.
Or at least love can turn on the turn of a phrase
A difficult conversation
Or a harsh word.
Then you lose it—love, that is
If only for a time
But you look around for it
And love is gone
Replaced with heartbreak
Can’t get it back, either
At least not right away.
Left then with Advent Hope
You hope for a kinder moment
To make its way into your heart.
Left with Advent Peace
You look for other things
That might fill your heart
Left with Advent Joy
You can only mourn its passing.
But Advent Love
Well, you just hold your heart tightly
so that it doesn’t shatter completely
Before Love comes down at Christmas.
God with us!
1 thought on “A Contemplative Advent ~ Love”
Beautiful. Thank you.