Sunday, November 28, 2010

Advent, the Journey

The Journey Begins on Page ONE

It is a grand time of the year.  Again I am offered a chance to reflect on the past and pursue the future in the celebration of Advent.  One of the books I like to use during this season is Advent and Christmas ~Wisdom from G. K. Chesterton, edited by the Center for the Study of C. S. Lewis and Friends.

It is currently said that hope goes with youth, and lends to your its wings of a butterfly; but I fancy that hope is the last gift given to man, and the only gift not given to youth...But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged; God has kept that good wine until now.  IT is from the backs of the elderly gentlemen that the wings of the butterfly should burst.
Charles Dickens: Last of the Great Men
G. K. Chesterton

It is a great source of inspiration and it challenges me to actively enter into the season.  This is a season of hope and that is what I have found to be most important to me of late.  And so it is that I look to  Advent seeing it as a season full of Hope.

Thanks be to God!


  1. Happy Advent dear Cathy, it is a very celebrated religious observance here in Scandinavia, signaling the onset of the Holidays.;))

  2. Wonderful. I might need to purchase that book.

  3. Dearest Cathy, I love GK CHESTERON and this is an exquisite quote; what a thinker that man was, but most importantly, he loved Christ....and your music is magnificent. THANK YOU DEAR FRIEND FOR YOUR VISIT AND KIND COMMENTS...I have said this before, but I shall say it again, "seeing" your face and comments always takes me back when you entered TWICE into my writing contest and I have such fond memories of that. I pray that you have a blessed holiday season with all those that you love and love you so that you may REJOICE TOGETHER....EMMANUEL!

    Blessings and much fondness, Anita

  4. All too often, Advent passes by with most already straining forward to the pomp and pageantry of Christmas shopping and other festivities. I hope that some will pause and reflect on what this new beginning should really mean about our walk with Him...


This has become a new adventure. One in which I will try to express my journey with providence.