So, my book is still on my desk, a headache is sending me to bed shortly … but a quick check of Pam and Sara’s blog posts, and I see the core themes of today are on ‘light in the darkness’ and a comparison of Genesis 1/John 1 – the beginnings (interesting – been looking at those recently in relation to one of the poems that we’re using for #bigread14 – wondering if we would do John 1 as if it was the opening scene of Stars Wars or… )

I went over to Seed Resources and found this picture by my young friend Livi – which to me depicts a light in the darkness, but also the one who gives us the opportunity for new beginnings:


… and this picture came into my RSS feed re light in the darkness.

I am also getting Brian Draper’s Advent 20 material, which starts today with “This journey, after all, is not about charging from A to B, but finding a way to travel, through to Christmas,” with an encouragement from Henri Neuwen to look out for small opportunities to offer love to others:

He concludes: “Each step is like a candle burning in the night. It does not take the darkness away, but it guides us through the darkness. When we look back after many small steps of love, we will discover that we have made a long and beautiful journey.

Me, I’m going to turn all lights off, and hope that tomorrow wakes up to a brighter day!

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