Advent Reflections

advent imageSisters of the Living Word and Associates share their daily reflections for each day of Advent.

December 23

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Prepare the Way of the Lord Both readings today speak to us of John the Baptist. Malachi, a prophet of the Old Testament, predicted that God would send a special messenger to God’s people “to prepare the way of the Lord” (v.1). Luke, in the Gospel tells the amazing story of the birth and significant […]

December 22

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We know God is in charge of everything – the good, the bad, the happy and the sad. God protects and controls–it is for us to try to understand and accept all the reversals. While reflecting on the readings for today, I remember waiting for the birth of our first child. Although Hannah waited many, […]

December 21

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Song of Songs 2:8-14; Psalm 33:2-3,11-12, 20-21; Luke 1: 39-45 “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”  Luke 1: 45. It is said that hope is the single most virtue that proves a Christian. When faced with a dangerous time ahead or moving […]

December 20

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Readings-Is 7:10-14, Ps 24: 1-6, Luke 1:26-38 Hesitant, but for a moment, and then her yes came. Somehow it must have just felt right. Something deep within, some felt sense, said yes, this is what to do. Making the “big” decisions asks us to trust ourselves, trusting the inner voice, which ultimately guides so many […]

December 19

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Today’s reading reminds us how God has sent messengers into our lives throughout history. John the Baptist was born to go forth and proclaim the news that our Savior would soon be in our midst. Samson was conceived to find favor with God when the Israelites were delivered into the hands of the Philistines. Both […]