Ascension joy
the mystery of this world

The First Day of Advent

Advent 1
Advent is a term from the Latin word "adventus"
which means "arrival".  It is a time of waiting
for the arrival of Christmas,
the coming of Jesus to earth when
He was born as a baby at Bethlehem
about two thousand years ago. 
Peace is something we want and
pray for in our world. There is so much unrest
and violence tht disrupts the peace of humanity.
We can work to settle disputes and
disccourage violence, but perhaps peace
starts closer to home.
Perhaps peace in our world begins
with peace in our own lives.
We each have places of unrest,
and perhaps if we work for peace here,
inside our lives, we might be able to know
more of God's peace in the world.
 (from 'Following the Star" advent devotionals. 
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased."  Luke 2
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled,
neither let them be afraid."  John 14

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