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Advent day 9 - conversion

I was reading this article today https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-advent-demands-conversion-recognizing-our-mistakes-61498?fbclid=IwAR2O5-iA-0IULyklIOOvhOYuBbarSBeVadJVeoIYR1W9J8lU6JhaZBn5IBU

The way Pope Francis talks about conversion reminds me of how it felt when I was becoming an ecological convert in Lent. Every decision was calculated and it was exhausting. But it felt good, like nothing I had ever felt before. It was like I was standing with Jesus everyday.


Also, the other major thing that stood out to me was this:


“making concrete gestures of reconciliation with our brothers, asking for forgiveness of our faults,”


This is what I'm striving for now. But again, this is also hard.


The thing I have learnt about conversion, is that it feels like it gets easier, because you don't have to consciously think about EVERYTHING, but it is harder because the conscious thinking should be part of the everyday. With purpose.


Anyway, I wanted to share my Christmas tree.

I love that it is made from wood. Some of my decorations I brought last year at Christmas markets in Europe. A few I got from a small shop in Tiaro. The rest have been given to me. We will keep this tree forever (we hope). Our other hope is not to have anymore plastic added to it.

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