Week two of Advent. Not quite sure how that happened!  Here's one of my favorite Advent themed reflections, a poem by Jessica Powers.  The nights are midnight dark at 6:30 pm--not hard to imagine waiting in Mary-darkness.

I live my Advent in the womb of Mary.
And on one night when a great star swings free
from its high mooring and walks down the sky
to be the dot above the Christus i,
I shall be born of her by blessed grace.
I wait in Mary-darkness, faith’s walled place,
with hope’s expectance of nativity.
I knew for long she carried me and fed me,
guarded and loved me, though I could not see.
But only now, with inward jubilee,
I come upon earth’s most amazing knowledge:
someone is hidden in this dark with me.
               ~Jessica Powers

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