Thursday, December 2, 2010

Advent reflection -- Dec. 2

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.

“Let us journey on our way, and I will go alongside you.” Genesis 33:12

These words belong to Esau who, despite trickery on Jacob’s part many years before, has come to welcome his brother home. Jacob cannot trust him because he cannot trust himself. How sad, because we all need someone to travel beside us, to share both the hardships and joys of the road. The company of others will make our trek to Bethlehem so much easier.

Let us pray for two things: first, for the grace to find others who will journey in faith beside us, and second, for ourselves, that we might be willing to companion others into the house of God.

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