Now that we are in December, I'd like to keep blogging more steadily. My goal for this month is to find a time-slot for the habit. In fact, during December, besides preparing our hearts for Advent and Christmas, I want to (1) clean the house and (2) get back into normal time habits. These things went by the board while I was sick and then up in Oregon. Time for a reboot.
It is the hour now for you to awake from sleep.
For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed;
the night is advanced, the day is at hand Romans 13
By the way, this is Day 2 of the St Andrew Novena. It ends on Christmas, so I don't think it's too late to start! Printable Holy Card version at Joy Filled Family.
Is anyone else trying to read Papa Francesco's Evangelii Gaudium? It's very long. But if you don't have time to read the whole thing, read the preamble, which is only 17 pages long. It's a beautiful reflection on Joy and evangelization. That's going to be my meditation for this Advent.
Oh! And Sarah at Amongst Lovely Things plans to host a Weekends with Chesterton! So if you've heard of Chesterton and want to dabble a bit in his writings, this is a good time! I mentioned I hope to use Dale Ahlquist's Chesterton 101 lectures as a framework to go through some of the GKC I haven't read in chronological order. I don't know how far I'll get. I started last night with Greybeards at Play. It turns out to be very short, only containing 4 poems, so I finished it last night, too. I am not a huge poetry reader, but these are charming. You can find Greybeards at Play for free on Kindle but this version is not illustrated and GKC's illustrations are not to be missed.