Monday, December 19, 2011

Waiting to go on

Last night in worship I read "Waiting to Go On," by David Whyte.  From it:
We are getting ready
just to be ready
and nothing else.

I like this with six days left in Advent.  The text was the story of Zechariah, Elizabeth and John the Baptist.  Zechariah is punished (or blessed) with a temporary gift of muteness.  We all prayed to be more silent this next week and be listeners and hearers.

Read Whyte's poem in it's entirety and an excellent reflection at: http://www.gavinfrye.com/embracing-ritual-as-a-way-of-living/
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