Just beginning to get accustomed to the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham as Advent begins. Some of its contents are a bit counter-intuitive; Collects take a bit of finding, and there are separate instructions in every part of the book, so that remembering just where specifically Ordinariate saints find themselves, and whether they have a non-Biblical reading to accompany them, leaves me sympathising with the Reformers who said that finding the piece to read often took longer than reading it once found; but we will get there, no doubt.
So if you are getting a little frustrated or out of sorts with all the things needing to be done before Christmas, maybe a picture or two will help. I find the sea, whether stormy or calm, is a great help; reminds me that the tides go rolling on as they have done for millenia. Gives a sort of Advent perspective to everything - sub specie aeternitatis, you might say. Happy Advent!
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