Tuesday, December 4, 2012

1st Sunday of Advent - Primer Domingo de Adviento


Texts/Textos:  Jeremiah/Jeremías 33:14-16, Psalm/Salmo 25:1-10, 1 Thessalonians/Tesalonicenses 3:9-13, Luke/Lucas 21:25-36
Reflection question:  Hope:  What hope is waiting to be born from you?*
Pregunta de Reflexión:  Esperanza:  ¿Cuál esperanza está esperando nacerse de ti?

Reading/Lectura:  by Rev. Jan Richardson, The Advent Door


 
Drawing Near
A Blessing to Begin Advent

It is difficult to see it from here,
I know,
but trust me when I say
this blessing is inscribed
on the horizon.
Is written on
that far point
you can hardly see.
Is etched into
a landscape
whose contours you cannot know
from here.
All you know
is that it calls you,
draws you,
pulls you toward
what you have perceived
only in pieces,
in fragments that came to you
in dreaming
or in prayer.

I cannot account for how,
as you draw near,
the blessing embedded in the horizon
begins to blossom
upon the soles of your feet,
shimmers in your two hands.
It is one of the mysteries
of the road,
how the blessing
you have traveled toward,
waited for,
ached for
suddenly appears
as if it had been with you
all this time,
as if it simply
needed to know
how far you were willing
to walk
to find the lines
that were traced upon you
before the day
that you were born.


Acercandose
Una Bendicion para Empezar Adviento

Es dificil ver desde aqui,
yo se,
pero creeme cuando te digo
esta bendicion esta inscrita
en el horizonte.
esta escrita sobre
ese punto lejano
que dificilmente se ve.
Esta  labrada en
una vista de portada
cuyos contornos no puedes conocerlos
desde aqui.
Todo lo que sabes es
que te llama
a acercarte,
te atrae hacia
lo que has percibido
solo en pedazos,
en fragmentos que llegaron a ti
en suenos
o en oracion.

Yo no puedo contarte como,
mientras tu te acercas,
las bendiciones grabadas en el horizonte
empiezan a florecer
bajo la plantas de tus pies,
tiembla en tus dos manos.
Es uno de los misterios
del camino,
como la bendicion
hacia la que has peregrinado,
esperado,
por la que has sentido dolor
de repente aparece
como si hubiese estado contigo
todo este tiempo,
como que simplemente
necesitaba saber
que tan lejos estar dispuest@
a caminar
para encontrar las lineas
que fueron trasadas sobre ti
antes del dia
que tu naciste.


*The phrasing of this question comes from Dirty Sexy Ministry's post, "Why Advent Matters."

 

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