Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, Christ, the Maker of the universe or perhaps many universes, willingly and lovingly leaving all that power and coming to this poor, sin-filled planet to live with us for a few years to show us what we ought to be and could be. Christ came to us as Jesus of Nazareth, wholly human and wholly divine, to show us what it means to be made in God’s image.
Jesus, as Paul reminds us, was the firstborn of many brethren.
I stand on the deck of my cottage, looking at the sky full of God’s children, and know that I am one of them.
(from “A Sky Full of Children” by Madeleine L’Engle in Watch for the Light)
I’ve been reading a selection from Watch for the Light every evening since November 24 and will continue through January 7. I doubt that I will write a review about it simply because the topics, authors, even forms of the included pieces vary so widely, from writings by Martin Luter and St. Thomas Aquinas to poems by T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath. They all have one thing in common, though. Each makes me stop in the middle of this busy season and take the time to remember that it’s Advent. And they are thought-provoking, not necessarily designed to make the reader feel cheerful, but to help us grow in our relationship with Christ and live in God’s service.
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Published September 1, 2001
I borrowed my copy from the library and the above is my honest opinion.
I’m doing the teaser hop… no one has stopped by my blog yet so I pulled out my best walking gown and lovely gold slippers to stroll along the path to knock on some blog doors and stop for a chat and spot of tea.
I really like your teaser 🙂
I have a now have an Igor working for me at Mad Steampunkery & Book Reviews, & I currently have a giveaway that will end on the 10th.
This is a lovely teaser. Thank you very much for sharing it.
What a perfect book for the season. Good teaser.
Sounds so relevant right now!
My own post is up and also my first giveaway. Would appreciate a visit.
That’s beautiful! This books sounds awesome! My teaser is from Across the Universe.
This sounds like a perfect book to contemplate “the reason for the season/” Thanks for sharing Carol!
Perfect season for the book! Great teaser!
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Perfect teaser for the season we are in.
This sounds like a wonderful read Carol especially this time of year – to take the time to reflect.