First Sunday of Advent

November 30, 2014



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


First Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b, 64:2-7 | 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 | Mark 13:33-37


By Simone Campbell, S.S.S.


Why do you let us wander, O God? (Is 63:17)


As we begin this season of Advent, of waiting and preparing, it seems comforting to think of God as the potter, and we, the clay. If we could just relax, and maybe just sit quietly, and stay still long enough, we could be shaped into exactly what God intended. Ready as a sturdy pinch pot to live the awareness of incarnation! But like Isaiah, I wish that knowing God in our midst just took a little silent reflection time. Hearing this lament - "Why do you let us wander, O God?" - I must smile because I know my hunger for God, yet how willful I am to do it MY way....


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In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

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