My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you?
Isaiah 26:1-6: He sets up salvation
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me so love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is error, truth; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
(*It seems fitting, also, to remember the life of Nelson Mandela on this day of his death.)
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
The Civil Wars
Read the powerful lyrics to this song here.
Advent calendar via Ambrosium