Rector's December 2014 Letter

 

By the time you read this, it will be the season of Advent.  The Advent Calendars that children enjoy mark off the days with chocolate, and most churches have an Advent Wreath with candles for each of the Sundays in Advent.  The idea of counting the days is not (as perhaps we might think!) to speed away the time until Christmas so that we get to the exciting bit as quickly as possible, but to give each day of waiting and hoping its full value, so that what might be an unthinking journey becomes a sort of pilgrimage.

Why not try to make your own ‘Advent Calendar’ journey, marking the days not by chocolate but by something more thoughtful?  It could be an Advent Book with a thought for each day – I often go back to the one written rather unexpectedly by Delia Smith – or an Online Advent Calendar like the one at http://www.whywearewaiting.com/.  Or you could sign up on your phone for the Church of England’s new Soulfood initiative – text FOOD CHRISTMAS to 88802 and you will receive a week’s worth of free daily reflective texts, with the option to continue receiving more if you want to.

Whatever you do, have a blessed walk towards Christmas.  I’ll see you there!

Rev’d Karen Spray              church@revdkaren.org.uk             01392 877400


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