Sunday, 13 December 2015

Advent Reflection

“And he said to them, 
‘Is a lamp brought in to be put under a bushel, 
or under a bed, and not on a stand?’”
(Mark 4. 21)

* * *

Standing by the light of the coming Christ 
in a world that often lives under the darkest shadows 
is a constant challenge. 
 It is easier to stand aside or back away, 
especially when confronted on all sides. 

But witnesses – people who stand up and stand out – 
are vital to demonstrating that 'there is another way'.

Pray also for a successful end to the Climate Change Talks in Paris, 
 that will bring justice to the victims of our reliance on fossil fuels.
By Advent Reflections




  1. Poignant sentiments Karin.
    Am thinking of you and hope that you are coping. Much love from the UK. XXXX

  2. Dear Karin, We have been thinking about you. It's so nice to hear from you. I have missed your beautiful photographs and lovely blog posts. ox, Gina

    1. Herzlichsten Dank liebe Gina. Will try to come back to the blog world.
      Am also thinking of the lovely time we had together with you and Gene here at La Pouyette. Not to forget - walnut-cracking!
      xoxo k

  3. A beautiful reminder, Karin. Light in the darkness brought to earth by the Christ child. Thank you for this post.

  4. Bonjour chère amie,

    Très joli billet...

    Je vous souhaite des fêtes de fin d'année heureuses.

    Gros bisous ♡

  5. We had the same text in mind in the same 24 hours; this must be true very broadly now in the world. I admire your generous way with it. Amitiés de Noël ~

  6. Two souls - one mind. Comforting and encouraging.
    Thank you Laurent.