Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Finding Christmas December 4 & 5

What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the 
human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.

 Jo 1:4-5


Three key words [ Life <> Light <> Darkness ]

Is there life other than on this planet is one of science's intriguing questions. The Life that this passage refers to begins in baptism. Not only do we have life in our bodies, a life we have in common with all living things, but we are given a different life in baptism, not controlled by the laws of nature. Now most natural life needs light to live and grow. In darkness such life waists away and dies. The Life we are given in baptism also needs light to live. 

This Light comes by way of faith. Faith is that dynamic process of placing ourselves in the Light, similar to one placing a plant in the window so that it has light to grow. 

  • How is the Life you received in baptism doing?
  • Are you giving it enough Light?
  • Do you daily place it in the window of faith that looks out into the spiritual, letting in the Light of Life?
  • Advent begins a new year in the Church, a good Time for new resolutions.

Fr Robert Barron, article, Why Faith Is Indeed Light = LINK


Set as your goal to discover a new, deeper, more personal encounter with the Christ of Christmas.

As best you can, set aside a time and place for meditation.

For a review of the goal set for these Advent posts go to Finding Christmas LINK

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Tools to help you: Your Bible <> missal with the Advent Mass readings <> notebook to record new insights <> internet to connect to VOICES and its suggested links <> other persons to share your insights with <> Advent worship opportunities <> determination to persevere.

Start your day by reading the current text assigned for the two days. Memorize it and keep bringing it to mind throughout the day. Remember, you are seeking something new.

Ask for grace, ask the Spirit to lead you, guide you, inspire you, take you by the hand to lead to new and wondrous things

Remember, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you!

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