Monday, November 29, 2010

Advent: Resting on Sturdy Hinges

When was the last time you took time to look at the familiar things that
surround you? When was the last time you took time to look at a hinge?

Hinges make it possible for doors to function -
The quality and strength of the hinges
increase the function of the door.

Advent is the door through which we pass each year to prepare to remember
the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

And, like all trustworthy doors, Advent rests on sturdy hinges. This door
hinges on
Scriptural reminders of God's promise to Israel to send them a savior,
God's promise to free them from oppression
God's promise to be their God -
their guide through the ups and downs of life.

Let us hinge our preparation for Chrismas on a
strong Advent of prayer, generosity, and works of charity and
compassion.

Let the hope we have be seen in the lives we live!

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Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP