Friday, December 10, 2010

Advent reflection -- Dec. 10

This is today’s reflection from “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?” A Spiritual Guide for Advent 2010 by Sr. Carol Perry, S.U. for Marble Collegiate Church.

“But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me the one who is to rule in Israel.” Micah 5:2

Was Micah thinking of a new David drawn once again from tiny Bethlehem? We have no way of knowing, but Matthew’s gospel is careful to point out that this is to be His birthplace, this town known across the Christian world, sung of each Christmas season, but of little strategic or dynastic importance in history

Let us gather into our prayer this day all those “little clan” people, like most of us, unknown to fame but known to this One whom we are awaiting.

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