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Advent Meditation: He must increase but I must decrease

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Wednesday 11 December 2013

He must increase but I must decrease.

John 3.30


John the Baptist (celebrated as the summer solstice shifts the balance between light and dark) proclaims that Jesus – the Day-Spring – must increase while John must decrease. Next week brings the winter solstice, and the long climb to longer days and shorter nights. In preparation for this, look today at life’s light and shade. Which parts of your life are in the light? Which parts are in the shadow?


Rejoice! Give thanks for the mystery of shadow, and for the rhythms of light and dark in the year’s patterns and in our lives. 


Introduction to our meditations

Meditation for Tuesday 10 December 2013

Meditation for Thursday 12 December 2013


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