Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A New Page: Advent Reflections
I wanted to do something a little special for the Advent Season on this blog, so I have created a new page dedicated to Advent Reflections. Each day will provide you with a short and simple reflection. Today's related to the feast of St Andrew and Christ's call and invitation to each of us.
This season can be so busy and it is easy to get caught up in that busyness. I hope you find these reflections a brief but quiet refuge from all of that and help you to go a little deeper into what this season of preparation and anticipation is all about.
I read the following quote on St Anthony Messenger Press and it really captures the true spirit of Advent and Christmas: "Remember that achieving the perfectly orchestrated holiday doesn't matter. What matters is watching for God in every situation."
Let us take the time to watch and wait for our Savior!
You can find my reflection for each day by clicking on the tab above for Advent Reflections located just below the quote by Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.