Dedicated as one might be, there does come times when one is just not into something. Not today...not at the moment. As I am taking this journey through Advent, sitting in meditation or observing traditions and expectations as we anticipate the Big Day, I sometimes feel like I'm really not getting it. I just want to ignore the whole thing. Anticipation can be wearing.
When I find myself slipping into this retrograde of emotions, I stop myself. I think, well, yes, no one can be expected to maintain a constant state of inspiration and expectation. A rest is deserved if not absolutely necessary. So I take one.
And there you have it. Another blog along the road's journey through Advent. Sometimes if you just start, it carries you along over the rough spots, out of the ruts and into the light. Amen for these little mercies. And for grace. It is all good. Another lesson learned on the journey through advent.