Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Advent reflection -- Dec. 8

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.

“I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.” 2 Samuel 7:12

David has no way of knowing all that is contained in this promise, all the centuries that must elapse before that true descendant, Jesus, will be born in Bethlehem to establish a kingdom unlike any of which David could have dreamed. No matter. What does matter is that David confers with his God at every stage of his journey. It is such a faith that is needed for what he has yet to do and for what every traveler to Bethlehem has yet to accomplish.

Let us pray this day for all expectant parents that their hope of promised life might draw them ever closer to the Christ-life within each of them.

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