Holding the Light: An Advent Preparation

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Advent is a time of preparation for coming of the Light, the Christ Light, to be born anew in each of us.  

In this Advent Season let us, with intention, live as Children of the Light. 

Here are some guidelines:

    Let go of those desires that are self-serving and deceitful.  Do this that the attitude of the mind may be shifted.  In this way, a new self will be created and the Divine Light will shine within each of us!

    All falsehood must be released so that we may speak truthfully to friend and stranger, knowing that we are all connected to one another.  We must remember that just as the one pebble dropped on the body of water sends forth a ripple that touches and changes the entire body of water, so too, do all our words and actions effect all others; for we are all connected and part of the body of Light.

    In anger, do not be led off the path of Light.  We must not let the Sun go down and still hold anger our hearts.  All anger must be released.  Anger fractures the soul.  And, when the soul is broken, then we allow the Darkness to get a foothold in our life!

    Any of us who have been stealing, must steal no longer.  There are many forms of stealing -- stealing material things; stealing the thoughts of others, presenting another's ideas as our own; stealing the good will from others with our exaggerated words about another;  stealing honor from another by spreading gossip.  Now you must work, doing something useful with your hands, that you may have something to share with those in need.

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but speak only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs.  In this way, it will benefit those who listen.

    We must be impeccable with our words.

    Celebrate the Gift of the Spirit.  Celebrate the Light Within!

    Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and speaking ill of others.  Hold no dark thoughts for another.  Instead, discover the Light within the other, and celebrate the Child of Light!

    Let us be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other and forgiving ourselves.  Forgive and release that the Christ Light may shine forth!

    Be imitators of Divine Love, knowing that we all  are dearly loved children of the Light, and live a life of love.  


We are Children of Light!

Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,

always giving thanks for everthing.


Amen.

Based on the Sacred Text, Ephesians 4: 17 - 32, 5: 1 - 21, from the Holy Bible.

© Rev.Mary Ann Tourjee 2019