The Poety Potluck Week 15 theme is: "reflection, interpretation and musings." I've chosen this idea of Advent, in the Catholic sense of the word. Advent is a time of waiting, of preparation for the birth of Christ, where we grow to know Him more fully at Christmastime. I thought I'd share precisely where I am with my preparation this year.
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Awaiting Him in silent examination,
I anticipate His arrival with much trepidation.
I wish to grow closer, but to do so would mean
to give up vices I'm not certain I've finished with.
I celebrate His birth with the rest of the world,
yet I hesitate to turn ymself over completely to Him.
It's the season for preparation...
for solemn vow, and forgiveness, then Grace.
Slow deliberate rumination won't lead me there,
but may let me finally open myself to Him
more fully in time for the Season.
In the meantime I give of myself, for I owe.
In hopes of one day making a more complete
consummative offering of my heart once and for all.