Bishop Prior is the Episcopal Bishop of Minnesota. I commend his Advent meditation to you.
The Advent season invites us, dare I say challenges us, to NOT fill our waiting space. I know that sounds incredibly inefficient at best and uncomfortable at worst. However, when we allow our waiting space to be an empty place, in my experience, God’s grace begins to seep into our souls.
Source: But Grace Awaits – Bishop’s Blog
O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath,
so we may await with him the coming of the third day,
and rise with him to newness of life;
who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Collect for Holy Saturday, March 30, 2013
The chimes are still today. But the silence is filled with meaning and even hope. What do you hear? Please leave a comment.