Wondrous Anticipation

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In moments like this, I can barely breathe because my heart feels so full.

I am thinking of loved-ones, especially family; I am listening to beautiful classical Christmas music; I’ve read today’s Scriptures (Christmas Eve), and read some Christmas poems; I am aware of my loved-ones in Heaven being near to me in spirit; and I have in my heart the feeling of wondrous anticipation for Christ’s birth.

The ever Life-Full Now of Christ alive in me.

I think of Mary going into labor that very first “Christmas Eve.”  And I think of all women who have labored their babes in birthing.  And I think of all poets and prophets who have labored The Word, all artists who birth beauty, all common laborers who birth the miracle of ordinary graces every day.

Lord! Life is bursting!

Dear Jesus, hold me together, as I hold You in my heart.  Let me Fear Not to birth You as You birth me.

Lord have mercy.  Christ have mercy.  Lord have mercy.

Afternoon on Christmas Eve 2018

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Merry Lark

I am Christian, married, a pianist. My favorite composers to play are Beethoven, Chopin, and Bach. I'm also an avid reader of great literature, and I like to write: it helps me think. I try to avoid "tribal thinking"; I'm glad and grateful to be Catholic, but I believe all Christians are my brothers & sisters in Christ, those of the Jewish faith are my cousins/elders in faith, and all human-beings are my fellow beloved-children of God. I believe God is our Loving Creator. God loves everyone, no exceptions. The Holy Spirit is growing me in Christ. Other things about me: I can't stand bullies, but I still try to understand their point-of-view; I abhor cruelty, and I do my utmost to make peace inasmuch as it's up to me; I enjoy challenges, variety, spontaneity, color, but I also like solitude, quiet, order. My healing and my bliss is in recognizing I am part of the Body of Christ. Shalom!

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