Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Advent reflection -- Dec. 7

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

“So David went and brought up the ark of God . . . to the city of David with rejoicing . . . Samuel 7:12

David, born and raised in Bethlehem, solidifies his work as King of Israel by bringing the Ark into his new capital city of Jerusalem. He dwells in safety and splendor and so should his God. No one will have to seek God in the countryside. He will be in His tent inside the city of peace. How closely do we want God to walk with us? At arm’s length? At a safe distance, whatever that might be? Or somewhere in between? Let us reflect on that.

In our prayer today, let us name those who have helped us find our path to God: a friend, a teacher, a family member, a counselor, a mentor. Perhaps we need to pray for a combination of these who are responsible for our drawing nearer to Him.

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