Sunday, December 24, 2006

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Advent Prayer

Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celbrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.
Luke 1:45

How truly blessed Mary is, because she is the first to have believed in what was spoken to her by the Lord. That is why she is spotless and filled with such love for God and her Son.

Do we have this type of faith to believe in what God tells us in his Holy Word made flesh. In this I say Jesus for he was made flesh for us to know God. He was born of a virgin who was chosen to fulfill God's plan and will for her.

What do we do in our day to listen to God's word and to keep Jesus alive in our hearts. Do we attend Mass where he is alive waiting for us to see him with eyes of faith. Can we imitate Mary in this regard, she was the first after all to hold within her womb the Word made flesh.

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