Good Morning, God!
Yesterday was the Beginning of Advent — the Beginning of “Beginning to Get Ready.” Ready for the company that’s coming and for “The Companion,” Jesus, who wants to join us.
It is the Church’s New Year. I learned that in the morning’s sermon. Is this like our secular New Year, God? Should I have cleaned up my home and heart to get ready for a New Year? Are there traditions I’ve totally missed?
Sigh. I’d like to treat the beginning of the Church year even more seriously than I do our regular New Year. It’s too late to clean the house, office and heart. But, I could make a Resolution. But, what?
Maybe to LISTEN? To actually set aside time to hear You? Like BEFORE I chatter on in my blog?
It’s true, God! In writing my blog I have been just sitting down and talking to You. Now that I stop and think about it — that seems really dumb. Drat! I hate it when I actually catch myself doing something dumb.
I guess, I ought to rejoice? Duh! Yes, I ought to be thankful about that! Maybe even write them down in a sort of “Dumb Things I’ve Done” list? And them review them? Daily? Yikes!
I think I will go right now and “listen.” . . . I just read about Jonah in the Belly of the Whale calling out to You. Being in Dreadful Straights does that — it make us Cry Out to You!
I like the story about an atheist who was thrown off his horse and in a coma for weeks. When he woke us he was a Christian. They asked him, “When did this happen?” He replied, “Between leaving the horse and hitting the ground.” You surely hear a Cry of the Heart.
So, God, on to a New Year and more listening!