Advent 2009

December 4 – Friday of the first week in Advent

Today's thought

Before their very eyes Peg and Hamish were witnessing their marriage fall apart. Neither knew what to do or even where to start.  In their dilemma they both dug in hoping to find some grip on life’s road.

In the car one day Peg raised the possibility of them going to marriage counselling. Hamish grabbed the steering wheel tighter and clenched his teeth. Then surprisingly, but mainly as a way to break the silence, he blurted out “why not!”

Three weeks later Hamish and Peg were walking into the counsellor’s rooms.  Taking the initiative for a change, but in a slightly too-loud voice Hamish clamoured “We’re in a bit of trouble, will you help us?”.


As Jesus went on his way two blind men followed him shouting ‘Take pity on us Son of David.’ And when Jesus reached the house the blind men came up with him and he said to them, ‘Do you believe I can do this?’ They said, ‘Sir, we do.’
- Matthew 7:21


Father of all, you guard us under the shadow of your wings and search into the depths of our hearts. Remove the blindness that cannot know you and relieve the fear that would hide us from your sight. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

Poetry extract 

Let’s go.
Whole words. Whole worlds slow
Between us. Trying to pronounce themselves.
- From “Not Spoken” by Tim Seibles