Second Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2015


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

Second Sunday of Advent
by Beatrice Parwatikar
Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace
Baruch tells us to put on the beauty of God's glory and let go of our sorrow and distress. Luke reminds us that Isaiah's message was fulfilled in John the Baptist through his proclaiming the message from his desert experience. Proclaiming a message of justice should be spoken by someone who is speaking from a place of peace within. People who are seeking justice for themselves and others need to take time for personal prayer, for group prayer, and for personal reflection.
    It saddens me to say there are many injustices in the world but we are not called to work on all of them. We are bombarded every day through all types of media of the cruelties and injustices of the world. But we must choose what we will act on, because we can become overwhelmed if we try to respond to everything-leading to inactivity, sadness or burnout. It is extremely important to discern what weighs heavily on your heart and mind, and then choose to work on that injustice. You are now ready to speak with authority on your beliefs. Words spoken from the truth of one's heart touches others' hearts and moves them to action....

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In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

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