The last full moon of 2008 (in which I was looking east):
The Third Sunday of Advent:
The rose candle is lit as we move from a mood of repentance and prepare to rejoice. The title of this post is one of my favorite Advent hymns that you can read the verses and the history here.
I like the thought of looking east: to see what is coming over the horizon....with great expectation and hope. Perhaps the horizon will be brighter than it has been in the past few months....or maybe even in the past eight years.