Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
December 21, A.D. 2002
Song of Songs 2:8-14 or Zephaniah 3:14-18
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
We know the feeling that we have when someone we love visits us and
tells us how much they love us -- child, sister or brother, aunt,
uncle, or good friend. We enjoy their company and tell them how much
we appreciate their visit. We can feel the joy of the moment when
Mary entered Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth.
Elizabeth felt honored that Mary would make the long journey to visit
her, and expressed it when she said, "Who am I that the mother of my
Lord should come to me?" (vs.43) Faith and hope are present here as
this meeting takes place. By example we are called to reach out to
the people we love that need to see us, assuring them that they are
ever in our thoughts and prayers. We are also called to visit those
who are bedridden, hungry, homeless, lonely, and greet them with the
same enthusiasm that Mary greeted Elizabeth.
help us to fulfill our Advent mission.
Allow the grace of your Holy Spirit
to fill our hearts and minds,
as we walk in your footsteps.
- Deacon Bill Powers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
St. Peter Canisius, religious, priest, doctor of the Church
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