It seems that there is so much confusion these days. And some of the confusion, it often seems is about what it means to understand something. People look at something that’s different from their norm and they say they don’t understand… but they often seem to mean they don’t understand how something can be different from the way they see the world, and don’t want to look farther than that.
But understanding has to include acceptance, I think, don’t you? Acceptance of the reality — only then can we work to change things.
It’s a cold clear day here… feels like it should for the moment, even though temperatures will soar. Advent — a time of quiet waiting, deep listening, sweet anticipation. Today we light the fourth candle, Peace. The Sabbath — a time of respite, reflection and restoration. Peace — what we all so sorely need, what we must be engaged in.
Let there be Peace. May I be part of the wonderful journey. May you be my companion.
Alternative Advent — December 20: 10¢ for every non-water beverage you had today.