It is amazing love,
that thou hast sent thy Son
to suffer in my stead,
that thou hast added the Spirit
to teach, comfort, guide,
that thou hast allowed the ministry of angels
to wall me round...
The season of Ordinary Time in the Roman Catholic Church soon ends, and the church's liturgical year -- "new year" --begins at Advent. I take some time to gather special devotionals/prayer books and ritual items in anticipation of Advent--a time of waiting, of a heart renewed in conversion, a season of hope... And during this week of Thanksgiving, I am immensely thankful for God, for Jesus, for the great gifts of love and faith... Thanks be to God!