Christmas Daybook, 10: Savor light

Welcome to my Christmas daybook for these 12 days of celebrating. We'll be spending Christmastide with some favorite short films and video clips. Join me, won't you? 

 

Bruce Munro - Light Shower installation at Salisbury Cathedral

I highly encourage you to dive deeply into artist Bruce Munro's works at his website

In Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God, writer Bobby Gross refers to the seasons of Advent, Christmastide, and Epiphany as the cycle of light (with Lent - Pentecost, the cycle of life). Living out this cycle in the dark winter of the northern hemisphere benefits body, mind, and spirit, individually and as a community. 

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." (John 1:1-5)

All readings for today: 1 Kings 19:9-18, Psalm 68, Ephesians 4:17-32, John 6:15-27

Prayer for today:

Light of life, you came in flesh, born into human pain and joy, and gave us power to be your children. Grant us faith, O Christ, to see your presence among us, so that all of creation may sing new songs of gladness and walk in the way of peace. Amen.
— lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/prayers

Observing stars and super moons last December at Grace Farms, New Canaan CT

Observing stars and super moons last December at Grace Farms, New Canaan CT

Follow light like the journeying magi.  

{an excerpt from my post 12 Ways To Savor the 12 Days of Christmas

Find every possible way to savor the beauty of light during the darkest time of the year.  Light candles, build a fire, sit in the dark and look at your lit tree, visit a holiday light show in town, take a bath by candlelight, go outside and look at the stars.

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(See all Christmas Daybook posts from 2016 here.)