I sat in church on Sunday making a mental list of the thousand things to be done this week. I mentally arranged and rearranged the endless holiday task list, prioritizing in terms of time management, multi-tasking options, approaching deadlines, and effective linear planning (i.e. the buying of, then wrapping of, then shipping of, packages). That’s when I realized we had sung halfway through my favorite Christmas hymn of all—Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming*—and I had been so busy planning, I had nearly missed it.
I made a promise to myself at that moment.
I will walk slowly through this Advent Season.
I will listen.
I will watch.
I will wait.