“In a time like this, let us trust in God even more.
To trust when life is easy is no trust.” Joy Kogawa
Advent Reflections: The Third Sunday of Advent is traditionally known as “Gaudete” or “Rejoice” Sunday, so called because of the heightened excitement in anticipation for the birth of Christ. As we listen to the lessons for this day, it may strike us that today is more like a summary of the history of our salvation beginning from the story of creation in Genesis to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ in the gospel lesson.
Here are a couple of advent reflections that I wish to share with you. These resources are from the ‘A Very Anglican Advent’
‘Nine-tenths of the work of the Church in the world is done by Christian people fulfilling responsibilities and performing tasks which in themselves are not part of the official system of the Church at all.’William Temple.
‘This sense that God is so great in goodness, and we so great in glory, as to be God’s children and so rich as to live in communion with God, and so individually united to God that God is in us, and we in God, will make us do all our duties not only with incomparable joy, but courage also.’
This Advent, as we get ready to welcome Christ anew, we are given another opportunity to get it right.
Prayer: God of power and mercy, you call us once again to celebrate the coming of your Son. Remove those things which hinder love of you, that when he comes, he may find us waiting in awe and wonder for him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. B.A.S. pg. 270.