Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | December 4, 2009

Advent Reflectionsx in a sentence

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us”

I don’t know about you, but the Incarnation is one of the most beautiful mysteries of the Catholic Faith. It’s very humbling to think that God himself took flesh for our Salvation. And now we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord on the 25th…(and lest you think otherwise, Christmas was codified BEFORE the Pagan Winter Solstice festival…so yes, Jesus was born on the 25th of December)

“And Behold, there was a Virgin, and her name was Mary”

Mary, the greatest Creature God ever made, our hope (since being God is pretty difficult). In her humility always pointing to her son and never exalting herself. The heresy of people worshiping Mary was called Collyridianism….Mary never points to herself. May we be like her and always reflect Jesus in all that we do.

“fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum”

May it be done to me according to Thy Word. May we be accepting of God’s will no matter what direction it takes us in life…..

“I ought to listen to my Spiritual Director”

Well, yeah, I should….Welll…it’s going to be difficult, but I’m bound to listen to my director. Maybe this time I won’t be such a disobedient son.

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