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Fr. Tom’s Reflections

December 2, 2018: God Keeps Coming Toward Us

God Keeps Coming Toward Us

“The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made.” These are the first words we hear proclaimed in the Eucharistic assembly as we begin the season of Advent and a new liturgical year. A promise fulfilled. This is how God is toward us. This is our focus as we celebrate these Advent days before Christmas.

Be aware. Be attentive. Be vigilant. This is how we are to be during these sacred days. God’s hope for us is that we go even deeper into the spiral of the mystery of God’s tremendous love. God became human in Christ so that we can share more intimately in God’s unending and redeeming love. It takes a whole lifetime to more and more taste of this truth. “Advent” literally means “coming toward.” God keeps coming toward us with mercy and grace and peace.

How do you experience God’s way of constantly coming toward you? How will Advent help you in being aware of this grace?

 

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