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The 2nd Sunday of Advent C

December 6, 2015




Spirituality of the Readings

John
Foley, SJ

His Glory
on Earth

Jesus comes not just into our parties, our dreams of a successful careers, our happiness and cheer, but also and importantly, into the craggy mountains and deep gorges of our lives.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

The Struggle
To Trust

We need to trust, trust that it is safe to love, to let go, to reveal whom we really are, to show weakness, to not have to pretend that we are whole and self-reliant. This, as we know, is not easy to do.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The End of the Story

As we face death, will we care at all anymore about all those things that we struggled to have and to be during any of the earlier chapters of our lives?

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The Perspective
of Justice

Gerald Darring

Joyful Anticipation

We need a “baptism of repentance,” a cleansing from the old ways of “greed and darkness” and a commitment to a new way of living. We need to challenge the wisdom of the world in the way it was challenged by that prophet in the desert.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

The Work
of God

God gave Jerusalem the name “the Peace of justice, the glory of God’s worship.” How does that name fit the Church today? If poorly, what would you do to make it fit?

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A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda

emptiness

is

fullness

the proof

is

the deed

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