The circumstances of my own life colliding with the Season of Advent has led to a significant amount of reflection lately. As the Church shifts our attention squarely on the end times, mortality seems to look me directly in the eye. Due to mom's death last month and my own heart troubles over the past year, the reality of death is very prevalent in my mindset. The shortness of time on this earth and the length of eternity is not something to be taken lightly.
The process of grief is taking place in my life. Even though thirty days have passed since mom's death I still want to reach for the phone every evening to give her a call to make sure she is okay. After doing that for years, it is a hard habit to break. It will take time.
I hope the first week of Advent is a tremendous blessing in your life!