This is the season of Advent.
The word advent comes from the Latin adventus--- to come. It implies an anticipation of something, a waitng. It is a time of preparation, a time to strengthen our relationships and deepen our commitment to our spiritual journey. Advent is a season of opening doors so that the divine can shine through us offering a welcome to others--- like a neon sign on our hearts that says, "Please, come in!"
This is what Advent is about--- a season of opening doors of ourselves. Advent invites us to listen and be attentive, to be ready for the knock on the door, the doorbell ringing and to embrace every visitor more fully, meeting God ever time we open a door.
excerpts come from Unity's booklet, "Advent 2011 Your Journey to Christmas"