Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy First Sunday of Advent!

The first reading for today's liturgy is taken from the book of the prophet Isaiah. This particularly struck me:

Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways,
and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
with the mountains quaking before you,
While you wrought awesome deeds we could not hope for...

We have all withered like leaves,
and our guilt has carried us away like the wind.

Our guilt has carried us away like the wind. Carry us back, Lord God our Redeemer! Carry us back to the hearth of the heavenly realms, where our true family lives in constant amazement and joy. Let the Spirit and the Bride say, Come! Let us dwell with God our father, Christ our brother, Mary our mother, the hosts of angels and the clouds of witnesses, carried back by the wind of the Holy Spirit, back to the boundless love of the Most High God, may He be praised forever!

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