REFLECTION FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

By: Ms. C. A. Riley, OP

12-11-2022

Faith

How joyful are you this Advent? Can you see the wonder and rejoice in the Lord? If not, what are you waiting for? In the first reading from the prophet Isaiah, we are told that even the desert and dry lands rejoiced in the Lord, for they will flower and bear fruit. How is this possible you ask? Faith! faith in the Lord our God. With him all things, even those things that seem quite impossible for us are fulfilled by merely a word from God. Even the apostle James tells us that through our faith all the sufferings of this world will be wiped away by God. 

Jesus himself tells the disciples of John to watch and then report what they have seen. So why is it we still find it hard to believe that even in suffering there is relief and even in evil there is good? Are we looking or are we blind? When will our eyes be opened to the miracles that play out even today? It takes faith and I encourage you, my brothers, and sisters in Christ to pray for those less fortunate this Advent and when Christmas Day arrives, take a moment to be grateful for what you have been given.

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