It may be useful, as we come near the end of this Second Week (yes, only the second week) to remember the old phrase, “Resting in the Lord.”
Finding that prompt in one of the many little and big books I have on Advent and Christmas gave me time to smile and take a deep breath. We finally finished decorating the house, in stages, as we seem to do every year. And like every year, the evergreen fronds around the house are the last touch. The boxes and bags that hold all the pieces from year to year are back in the basement. We can finally sit and admire and have no “to dos” to do. At least in the decorating department.
Father John T. Catoir writes, Resting in the Lord is a way of relaxing while you recharge your spiritual batteries, and is the same thing as contemplation or wordless prayer.
We could all probably take a break. Just a break to be, look around at the beautiful and beloved decorations in our homes, the tree and bows. We could all us a rest in the holy energy of this time, whole and complete, no to do’s, rather being.
Holy One, help me remember that being in this time is more important than the doing. Help me remember that at any time, I can sit in holy energy and give myself completely to your presence.