The birth of John the Baptist continues to build up expectation as we await the coming of the Messiah. God is constantly doing something new; do we see the Lord’s hand at work in our lives today?
Category Archives: Advent
Mary’s “magnificat” evokes within us a desire to praise God as we recognize that the Lord sustains us throughout our lives.
The encounter between Mary and Elizabeth offers and example where faith and fellowship intersect. We support each other in so many ways…how can we lift each other up to God today?
The exchange between Mary and the Angel Gabriel inspires us to respond to God with a full and open heart. May it be done! Fiat!
Zechariah’s response to the angel Gabriel reveals a common human trait to doubt good news. May we confront this behavior in our hearts as we seek recognize the Lord at work in our lives each and every day.
St. Joseph speaks no words in the Gospels; all we “hear” are the actions he carries out. May his example inspire us to live out our faith with similar intensity and conviction.
The beginning of the Gospel of Matthew outlines the genealogy of Jesus, showing how God remains faithful throughout salvation history while working with broken and fragile people. May the Lord’s family tree inspire us to see Christ at work in our lives as well.
Isaiah the prophet reveals how God takes the initiative as creator and redeemer, inviting us to turn to the Lord in our need and count our blessings every day.
The Psalm response reminds us that God is near to those who call out for help in times of need.
The psalm response helps us to acknowledge our need in humility as we call upon God for insight and guidance.