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Second Sunday of Advent

December 7, 2014

COMFORT IN THE DESERT

Through our second reading Peter tells us that we should not ignore this FACT: that with the Lord one day is like a 1000 years.

While we may feel God is ignoring us, God is not; rather God is waiting for us to be ready for the fulfillment of a promise. Throughout the scriptures we are reminded that most of us really aren’t ready for the answer to our prayers just yet. Oh we may think we are, but only because we think God is going to answer our prayers like WE THINK God should.

But God’s ways are not our ways, and so we must wait while we LET GO of our expectations of God’s response.

But letting go is never in one’s life program. No one says, “I want to be really wonderful a letting go.” Perhaps that is why the first messenger of our salvation appeared in a desert, for if there was ever a place we learn to let go, it is there.

CLICK HERE for the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Psalm 85; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8).

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