The Catholic Church today begins the advent season in preparation for Christmas. Advent is a season of waiting for the coming of our Lord. As we start this season, I would like to share with you my inspiration, an Advent Poem entitled:
There Was a Time There was a time when there was no time, When darkness reigned as king, When a formless void was all that there was in the nothingness of eternity, When it was night. But over the void and over the night, Love watched. There was a time when time began. It began when Love spoke.
Time began for light and life, for splendor and grandeur. Time began for seas and mountains, for flowers and birds. Time began for the valleys to ring with the songs of life, and for the wilderness to echo with the wailing of wind and howling of animals. And over the earth, Love watched. Finally, there came a time when Love spoke again. A Word from eternity— a Word Spoken to a girl who belonged to a people not known by the world Spoken to a girl who belonged to a family not known by her people To a girl named Mary. And all creation waited in hushed silence for the girl’s answer. And Mary spoke her yes. And Love watched over Mary. And so there came a time when Love breathed again When Love breathed new life into Mary’s yes. And a new day dawned for the World A day when light returned to darkness, when life returned to dispel death And so a day came when Love became man—a mother bore a child. And Love watched over Love—a Father watched His Son.
And, lastly, there came a time when you and I became a part of time. Now is the time that you and I wait. Now we wait to celebrate what the world waited for. And as we wait to celebrate what was at one time, we become a part of that time; A time when a new dawn and a new dream and a new creation began for man. And as a part of time, Love waits and Love watches over us. A HAPPY TIME FOR ALL! Love, FR. LOLOY