Advent

Psalm 27: 1, 4, 13-14
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?

One thing I ask of the LORD;
this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
and contemplate his temple.

I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.

note: The psalm can be a prayer at the beginning of Advent. Advent is the time for preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas.

a heart quietly listening

Olives bear all colors

humble and divine

honor all things eternal

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bamboos grow abundantly

tall or taller than palm trees

frightening news or full of hope.

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Many things I have not learned yet

like  calculus and making cinnamon rolls

I have to engage my thoughts

 

season of Advent, coming of the Lord.

Walking in the orchard, I hear someone plays

piano sonata, soft and distant, like olives falling.