Sisters Jeanne Rodgers, Dolores Partsch, Rosella Lacovitch and Dorothy Pashuta offer weekly Advent reflections to prepare our hearts and homes for Christ’s birth as we wait, with joyful anticipation, for His return. Reflections will be added each week.
First Sunday of Advent
We are graced with an invitation to pray daily about the mystery of God’s presence within and among us. Through the darkness and light of earth time we wait, we pray and silently listen for the grace of each moment.
The Season of Advent grants us a special time to “make ready with renewed spirits,” to “attentively listen” for the voice of God in the daily scriptures, and to “reverently wait” for the gift of “God with us.”
May this time of waiting give us a desire to slow down, place ourselves in right relationship with God, the dear neighbor, ourselves and all of creation, free us of the trappings of human consumerism, and enable us to “contemplate the great gift of the Incarnation,” the coming of Christ Jesus within and among us.
May we be deeply grateful for the “God” who has chosen to be “within us” all the days of our lives.
May we say “yes” as Mary the Mother of God did, that we may bring Incarnational Love to our world for as long as we live in earth time.
-Reflection by Sister Jeanne Rodgers, CSJ