Hope?

One Blessed Fool's Way to Happiness

So it is the first Advent Sunday today. I did hang a paper star in the window. I decorated a little tree. And I keep thinking that I don’t feel at all “Christmassy”. I don’t feel at all filled with hope or peace or joy or love.

So maybe, this Advent, I need to ask to be given some of it all…

A friend of mine read me Advent thoughts by Anselm Grün today, and one thing he says in this book is along the lines of “celebrate what you are longing for”. Celebrate the fact that your life is not what you would like it to be, that there is a lack of one thing or another in it – since it is easier to look to God when God is the only fulfilling thing to be seen. 

I still don’t see why my love for God should…

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