Advent begins just as Jubilee ends.
God and I are sharing my life through prayer.
My prayer rises from shadow
in light from the sun only God could create.
God gives me more than I give Him.
Doors of Mercy close, everywhere—
leaving mercy unchanged, giving hope wings.
No longer do I need the sign:
God is good / all the time! Advent begins.
Our year starts anew. God’s mercy and grace
always befall. Advent is the time to wait
for God’s Son, who is Love and also Light—
time to pray without ceasing, say yes to God
like Mary did before Jesus was born.