Monday, December 17, 2012

third Sunday of Advent

Advent is a time of quiet, of waiting for the Christ, for the Saviour of the World to come.

Yesterday was Rose Sunday. The third candle on the Advent wreath, the pink one.

The others are purple, for penitence. In Advent, we wait in darkness for the Light of Christ to come on Christmas. But the rose candle is a promise of hopes fulfilled, of joy that comes when prophecies are fulfilled.

I love the season of Advent, the four Sundays before Christmas. I love this time more than I love Christmas because... The Whole Big Christmas Day Deal is...just Too Much (for an introverted artist).