Don't Let The 4th Week Of Advent Disappear Too Quickly: God is still hoping to birth love in you.
The fourth week of Advent this year is very short, just a matter of days. In the anticipation of Christmas, and the rush of all of the holiday preparations, this fourth week often times is brushed aside. To be honest, in some years, the fourth candle never seems to get lit.
But it is never too late to celebrate Advent. In fact that is the nature of the Advent season. It is the season of anticipation, constantly waiting and hoping at all times. It is about beginnings that permeate the entire year.
At our San Francisco Bay Area Mission House, we began Advent this year with a retreat but focused on the theme of what God is hoping to birth in us. During our weekly Lunch with Jesus gatherings, we have continued to reflect upon this, sharing the stirrings of the Spirit within us, gestating, growing and waiting to be born.
One of our group shared the following blog post by Marianne Williamson, entitled, Christmas Mystics that captured for him many of these Advent thoughts and feeling. We offer it here with the hope that these last few days of Advent will be for you days of increased awareness of the stirring what the Spirit is hoping to birth in you: