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Advent Longing

It feels like I’m in Advent, waiting. (I never seem to be in sync with the current liturgical season.) I feel like an old dog trying to find a comfortable spot to lay down—he circles and circles around the same spot, but no angle quite looks comfortable enough to settle on. I am uncomfortable in […]

Value

From part of today’s second reading (Philippians 1:9-11), Saint Paul’s prayer: And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of […]

Prepare the Way of the Lord

My daily prayer for Advent this year: Gracious God,    inspire us this Advent    to make straight our ways    so you can come to us and to our world. Challenge us to fill in our valleys    by increasing our deeds of charity,    by expanding our times in prayer,    and enlarging […]

My Advent Shovel

A prayer to begin Advent: O God, Grant me your grace as I take up my Advent shovel to fill in the valleys of neglect in my prayer and daily life. May I be zealous in my labors of straightening out the crooked ways and leveling the mountains and hills of sin and false contentment […]

Were You There?

I feel like I am always out of sync with the liturgical calendar. Next week starts Advent which leads into Christmas, but I keep thinking about Easter Week. The stories and images of Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday all seem to overlap and juxtapose for me. As I searched for an image to put […]