Sunday, December 19, 2010

Advent reflection -- Dec. 19

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.

“Do not be afraid. . . “ Luke 2:10

This phrase echoes across the Advent scriptures because so many people involved have reason to be uneasy. God is doing something unprecedented to disturb the even tenor of their ways. So, to Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, to each in turn comes the reassurance that from the upheavals, good will result. It is for every one of them a time of great faith and trust.

In prayer, let us visit the fears we all have and renew our trust in God who says, “Fear not.”

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