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November 30th, 2014-first Sunday of Advent, Year B

Happy Sunday!

The season of Advent is at our doorstep!  If we allow ourselves to fold into the start of the new liturgical year something very unique begins to surface!  The sound of advertisements are hushed as we turn our ear to the hymns of expectation or prayers for patience to live in respect and hope.  How did Mary and Joseph await the birth of their child?  Together in difficult circumstances their fidelity to one another was secure in their trust of God's plan for their marriage.  

Many expectant couples can teach us about a time of preparation.  As we open our arms to life at all stages, may we draw upon this special time to be present to parents who protect life by first cherishing one another for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer.  May our hearts be set aflame with the will of God.  Wait on the decorations,  as we await the true Christmas season by first entering Advent more fully as we await Christ's second coming while recalling the first Christmas.  What may be postponed until the arrival of Christmas after four weeks of advent?  Some place the partial manger figurines out and only adding the infant Jesus on Christmas.  One couple rehangs a Christmas stocking each year which first covered all newborn babies, including theirs, in the nursery born on Christmas Eve!  

If God calls us on mission and we are 'expecting' what may we pack?  Prayers, a Bible, A humble transport?  Happy Advent!

Peace!

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26.11 | 13:22

I haven't perfected my Sundays yet -- but I do refrain from at least laundry and cleaning. I do try to find something special to eat, too. Working on it!

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10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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