Sunday, November 29, 2009

Advent

As theologian Paula Gooder said at a pre-Advent reteat on Wednesday, Advent is the time when we get a glimpse of eternity. We look forward to something that has already happened and we remember the future. That alone has given me enough to chew on for the next four weeks and in honour MSS has gone a bit purple. Enjoy the wait.

4 comments:

Cosmo said...

Nice thought. I like it.

Marcella said...

Why is Advent purple? I've often wondered....

St said...

Purple has traditional associations with penitence (and also royalty). Awaiting a coming king whilst doing some self-examination fits the purple bill.

Marcella said...

Thanks!