Today looked like a quiet corner for reading,
simple objects for gentle inspiration,
and the sweet brightness of color in winter.
Julian of Norwich says that
The soul must perform two duties:
the first is to always wonder and be surprised.
The second is to endure,
always taking pleasure in God.
This season, I pray that your Advent souls
may find wonder in the small, ordinary spaces of life;
may be present enough to each day to notice surprise after surprise;
may be strong in the face of sorrow, confusion, and darkness;
and may continue to soak up the pleasure of being loved by God.