Saturday, December 4, 2010

Advent reflection -- Dec. 5

This is the reflection for the second 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.

“While all Israel were crossing over on dry ground, the priest who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, until the entire nation finished crossing the Jordan.” Matthew 1:1

The adventure is about to enter a new phase. Israel has stepped into the Promised Land and these people haven’t a clue as to what lies before them. Are they so different from us? Each day is new territory, and we are bound to approach it with some trepidation. However, as a people of faith we also bring greater trust.

Let us begin this week of our journey to Bethlehem by renewing our commitment to finding a prayerful way to Jesus despite the distractions of this pre-Christmas season.

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