Select Sunday > Sunday Web Site Home > Spiritual Reflections
Spiritual Reflections on Sunday's Readings
Second Sunday in Advent B
December 10, 2017
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Receiving and Giving

Life chose as its home the highest mountains, the coldest specks of ice, the hottest flaming deserts, and even these original depths of oceans. As a mother loves her children, God loved this abundant “life.”

more …

In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Advent: Creating a Space of Chastity

Chastity is 90% about proper waiting. It’s for this reason that one of the rich metaphors of Advent is that of preparing a virgin’s womb so that the divine can be born in a proper way.

more …

Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump


To give comfort to someone is to lend him some of your strength. He is more able to stand on his own feet and walk because you are with him.

more …

The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Things That Hinder Us

The challenge of Advent is to clear a straight path for God: to “remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy.”

more …

Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

All Around Us

This reading says that the Lord “is patient with you.” Granting this, are you patient with others? For instance, how do you react when a car cuts you off, or when you are blamed falsely?

more …

A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda


The sea

in storm 
in calm 

in cyclone 
and doldrums

the sea

more …