Sunday, December 12, 2010

A day of joy!

This reading from Today's Liturgy from the prophet Isaiah deeply touched my heart so I share it with you. It was the first reading at Mass and these are the words that spoke to me:

Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; With divine recompense he comes to save you. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; Then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the dumb will sing.

This is a singular message of HOPE! Jesus is coming in new ways this Christmas but He has already come and comes to us each day! How can he do all of these things in our lives? He can, but there is a catch; we must have a relationship with Him first before He can move in and strengthen our hands and our knees, encourage our hearts, open our ears, enable us to sing with great joy. No matter what is happening in our lives, Jesus is there in the midst of our circumstances. We experience His presence through faith but our faith needs to be certain. In these remaining days of Advent let us ask him: "Lord Jesus, strengthen my faith." Here is a wonderful article to read at your leisure this week. It is about Advent and about joy!

A blessed Gaudete Sunday!

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