Dear Friends, I am borrowing the words of St. Paul to his good friends in Phillipi as my greeting to you: Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am … More Merry Christmas!
In the last three weeks, we have been Wondering, Walking, and Waiting. This fourth week of Advent, we reflect on Working – working for justice. We think of Christmas as a time of peace: warring factions call for peace for one day at least; we wish for blessings of peace in our Christmas cards; and, … More Advent: Working for Justice
If Advent is my favorite church season, then Gaudete Sunday is my favorite day. There is so much PINK and rejoicing. (Imagine “pink”; I can’t change the font color in the blog!) We continue to wait in stillness, yet our waiting is filled with JOY because, as the readings tell us, “the Lord is near.” … More Advent: Waiting with Joy
The second week of Advent continues the story of John the Baptist. Quoting Isaiah 40:3-5, John cries out in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord. Make straight his paths . . . The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways smooth. (Luke 3:4-5) Advent is a time of straightening our … More Advent: Walking in the Light