Saturday, December 11, 2010

Advent reflection -- Dec. 12

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

“There ahead of them went the star that they had seen at its rising . . . Matthew 2:9

God doesn’t make things easy for these men; they had no GPS so they were limited to night traveling when the star would be visible. They are in every way countercultural moving at odd hours, sleeping during the day, never certain if the star would keep on beckoning. As they cross borders and see strange faces do they wonder what is happening to their lives? How much they have in common with so many of us as we move into new worlds of thought and outreach.

Let us consider this one thing: we have never lived in the future. Let us pray for the grace to welcome it with courage as it unfolds before us.

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