During Advent we await the fulfillment of God’s promise. Sometimes, I wonder why we do not share this the rest of the year. God’s gift is life; this life is filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit within us, individually and as a group. I am aware of the presence every morning, thanking God for another day in His wonderful creation.
I am grateful for this presence that lets my light shine within and without. God’s presence pts me on the true path of love and kindness toward all whom I meet. God cares for you; God cares for me. When we accept and share this our days are blessed and fulfilled with goodness. Jesus asks us to have to love and recognize the divine image even in our enemies. This is true fulfillment of God’s presence and love. As Luke writes: “Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth. . .” (3:5).
© Russell Kendall Carter