Advent Reflections 2017

Nebulus Galaxies Abstract Original Painting by Erika Johnson

Third Sunday of Advent

The aim of the gospel acclamation, like Advent, is to focus our attention.

Alleluia!
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
Alleluia!

Don’t try to explain the Incarnation to me. It is further from being explainable than the furthest star in the furthest galaxy. It is love, God’s limitless love enfleshing that love into the form of a human being, Jesus, the Christ, fully human and fully divine. -Madeleine L’Engle

 

Artwork: Make His Paths Straight by Jake Nordstrum

Second Sunday of Advent

The aim of the gospel acclamation, like Advent, is to focus our attention.

Alleluia!
Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths:
All flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Alleluia!

 

 

 

First Sunday of Advent

Gill Fox, “As Kingfishers Catch Fire”

The aim of the gospel acclamation, like Advent, is to focus our attention.

Alleluia!

Show us, Lord, your love

and grant us your salvation

Alleluia!

Simon Barnes, an ornithologist, could be describing Advent watchfulness for the glimpses and hints of God-with-us when he writes about ‘the calm delight of the utterly normal, and the rare and sudden delight of the utterly unexpected’.



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