Monday, December 22, 2014

Sing Out Loud

These fine figures stand on the "front porch" of Lorneville United Church along the Amherst Shore. The first time I saw them, on the first Sunday of Advent, my spirit lifted. A celebration of Christmas music! Such an unusual decoration to see outside a church but this caroling couple is a delight.
This is the season, both the secular and the spiritual, the having and the giving, the celebrating and the contemplating.
Inside the church is a lovely, traditional nativity scene sitting evocatively on a table; it invites quiet reflection and acknowledgement of the significance of the holy day in the Christian faith.
But outside is the an invitation to gather together, lift our voices and sing with gladness and in celebration of hope, joy, peace and love.

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