Christmas Eve Advent Reflection

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It is Christmas Eve! It is time to REJOICE! Emmanuel is upon us! Perhaps this was an especially difficult Advent which makes rejoicing more difficult. What with Covid-19 looming and social distancing still an issue, this may be quite likely. I think about Zachariah. He came through his own kind of social distancing being mute. …

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Fourth Wednesday of Advent Reflection

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The faith of Elizabeth and Zachariah deeply affected their friends and neighbors. They “stored these things in their hearts” and proclaimed, “The Hand of God is upon him.” This couple lived their lives AWARE of their God in all things. We ponder their journey, a life style CENTERED on the presence of their God. Elizabeth …

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Fourth Tuesday of Advent Reflection

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This is a time for waiting. Samuel’s mother Hannah, who was considered barren, waited and prayed that she could bear a child. In our time of waiting for this Christmas are we using our time of waiting as time for prayer? Today if we are waiting in line in a store or waiting in our …

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Fourth Monday of Advent Reflection

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A baby is born; a sickly neighbor succumbs to Covid-19. I feel the joy of new life; the pain of inevitable loss. I feel the presence of God in each breath, the first and the last, the Alpha, the Omega. Both life and loss are filled with love and giving. The gift of new life …

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflection

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It is the Advent season. May this day be one to quiet down. Spend time in contemplation. Ponder the powerful mystery of the Birth of Jesus. In silence, we nourish faith and love and hear the whisper of God. The power of the Living Word is present. In the Gospel, we hear the angel saying …

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