Advent Reflection, Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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December 24 – Tuesday

2 Samuel 7: 105, 8b-12; 14a, 16; Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29; Luke 1:67-79

Theme: I will give rest to you

On this very eve of Christmas in preparation for the commemoration of Christ’ birth, God assures us that we will be given rest from all our enemies. There are conflicts, killings and unacceptance of immigrants seeking shelter in so many parts of the world and yet God assures us of rest. I do believe. Do you? As we welcome the newborn King, may we reverence the compassionate Christ in the rejected of our society. May we seek ways and opportunities to be a voice for the voiceless.

The song of Zachariah in the gospel announces that the Lord God of Israel has visited and brought redemption for us to illumine those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. May we arise with the birth of Christ and live joyfully into the coming year. As we rejoice this Christmas season, may we seek ways to respond both individually and as a group on how to respond to the needs of the poor and marginalized of our time.

Chioma Ahanihu, SLW
Chicago, IL