Here we are, Second Sunday of Advent, already. Some how or another, I am tending to remain in very high spirits during this time. It has been a bit of a rough couple years for my family as well as for our nation and world. My guess is that we have all had some great trials of late, and intense disappointments. There is a grim pall over this time, but it hasn’t darkened my spirit. For that I can only thank God – and this prayer from St. Teresa of Avila (courtesy of Catholic Fire) is highly appropriate:
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received,
And pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones
And allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
And then there’s this, from Casting Crowns via The American Catholic: