“If, as Herod, we fill our lives with things, and again with things; if we consider ourselves so unimportant that we must fill every moment of our lives with action, when will we have the time to make the long, slow journey across the desert as did the Magi? Or sit and watch the stars as did the shepherds? Or brood over the coming of the child as did Mary? For each of us, there is a desert to travel. A star to discover. And a being within ourselves to bring to life.” Author Unknown
This is how my friend, Monica, begins a recent post on her blog, Everyday Simple Abundance. I highly encourage you to read the rest, then take a moment to be still and reflect on what Advent means. Her words are beautiful, convicting and enlightening.