Advent Reflections

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

December 20, 2017

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Isaiah 7: 10-14; Psalm 24: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Luke1: 26-38 When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, she couldn’t understand what his words meant. Why her? How many times have we all felt this confusion when tested with more than we think is possible of us? We have all struggled with physical and emotional burdens […]

December 19, 2017

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Judges 13: 2-7, 24 – 25; Psalm 71: 3 – 6, 16 – 17; Luke 1: 5 – 25 These readings echo one another. Samson, who will one day deliver his people from the dreaded Philistines is born to an elderly, barren, but faithful couple. The angel Gabriel appears to Zachariah to announce that his […]

December 18, 2017

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Jeremiah 23: 5 – 8; Psalm 72: 1 – 2, 12 – 13, 18 – 19; Matt 1: 18 – 24 Behold the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous shoot. ~ Jeremiah 23:5a Awakening to a New Horizon… As I pondered these words and wondered what […]

December 17, 2017

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Isaiah 61: 1-2, 10-11; Psalm Luke 1: 46-50, 53-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 24; John 1: 6 – 8, 9 – 24 Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that!” So, let us rejoice, instead, in the hopeful Word of God that gives us light.” 1 Thessalonians captures […]

December 16, 2017

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Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11; Psalm 80: 2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Matthew 17: 9-13 Words you never want to hear, “You have cancer.” After the horror recedes comes hope. Everyone is praying. God is with her, she can feel it. Hope accompanies the fight. The fight and prayer seem to have won over the cancer. God has […]