Third Sunday of Advent

December 15, 2013


Below you will find a short reflection for today, the Third Sunday of Advent. We encourage you to share this reflection by forwarding this email to others who you think might appreciate it.


Third Sunday of Advent


Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10 | James 5:7-10 | Matthew 11:2-11


By Kimberly Mazyck


Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of God... Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of God is near (James 5:7-8)....


Patience often feels like the last word anyone wants to hear when they have energy about a particular issue and/or thought. Patience does not mean inaction; it is a call to be still, to think, and then to act. In the nonviolent movement, many leaders exhibited patience that they practiced as part of their faith traditions. As they thought about the issues and the systems to be addressed, they did not choose to remain quiet and do nothing; they prayed and developed a plan... 


In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

P.S. To see more Advent reflections from Pax Christi USA, click here.