Have you ever realized how much easier it is to rejoice when you are noticing the positives in life, like loving acts, smiles, beauty, simple kindness?

Today, I light the Advent Candle of Love and the AdventWord for today is Rejoice. I knew Love was the theme for this week, so I had been pondering it.  Thanks to Ann Weems’ poem about Joseph,  my mind went to those ordinary acts of love that I see all around. People are making sacrifices, mostly unnoticed, right before our very eyes.

With tears in my eyes over what I beheld: a mother inviting a young man into her home for Christmas, knowing this young man killed her son; a grandmother sharing how much the love of others meant to her because she was able to get a brand new toy for Christmas from Toys for Tots when she was a child; an older man who daily feeds an elderly man to whom he is not related; not to mention the sacrifices made by relatives for one another.

With these thoughts of love in my head, I could not help but rejoice. It is in this spirit that I invite you to share in Communion.

Published by andshepondered

I'm an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, an attorney licensed in Tennessee, a mother of two grown children, and grandmother to one child with special needs who has helped me to be stretched, to ponder, to pray like never before, and to savor every blessing.

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