Advent poem

Tomorrow it’s the second Sunday of Advent. It’s a time of reflection and preparing for Christmas. This years’ Advent and Christmas will be quite different for all of us and not at all how we imagined it would be. Feelings of disappointment, frustration, sadness and anger can fill our hearts but may we try to look at the opportunities that arise in these strange and unusual times.

I hope this poem of John O’ Donohue will bring some light in these dark days as it speaks of time to slow down, of better times to come and of hope.

” This is the time to be slow,

Lie low to the wall

Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let

The wire brush of doubt

Scrape from your heart

All sense of yourself

And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,

Time will come good;

And you will find your feet

Again on fresh pastures of promise

Where the air will be kind

And blushed with beginning.

May your coming days be filled with light, hope, joyful reflections, time for each other and time to slow down.

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