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A reflection for Advent: The kingdom of heaven is near

What in our lives need to be carried away by God’s merciful winds this Advent?

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Article Your Faith

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A reflection for Advent: ‘Blessed Are You Who Bear the Light’

Blessed are you who bear the light in unbearable times.

By The Editors |
Article Your Faith

Blessed are you
who bear the light
in unbearable times,
who testify
to its endurance
amid the unendurable,
who bear witness
to its persistence
when everything seems
in shadow
and grief.

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A reflection for Advent: In our time there is a seeking

In the greatest most frantic activity of untold masses of people, we see the greatest amount of loneliness and homelessness.

By The Editors |
Article Your Faith

Listen! I am standing at the door knocking; if you hear my voice, open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me. (Revelation 3:20)

In our time there is a seeking,
An anxious groping and searching for divine things.
A great loneliness has come over our time,
A loneliness that is only found where godforsakenness reigns.
In the midst of our large cities,
In the greatest most frantic activity of untold masses of people,
We see the greatest amount of loneliness and homelessness.

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A reflection for Advent: Be compassionate as God is compassionate

All we’re asked to do is to be in the world who God is.

By The Editors |
Article Your Faith

God is compassionate, loving kindness. All we’re asked to do is to be in the world who God is. Certainly compassion was the wallpaper of Jesus’ soul, the contour of his heart, it was who he was.

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A reflection for Advent: In the beginning

Something wonderful is coming.

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Article Your Faith

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A reflection for Advent: And a little child shall lead them

Look to children for the true meaning of Christmas.

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Article Your Faith

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God,
How I delight in your word!

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A reflection for Advent: All are welcome

This Advent, reflect on what it means to be a member of this catholic (small c) church.

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A reflection for Advent: Madeleine L'Engle

All of creation participates in the expectation of Advent.

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