Jesus answered them, "[God] is God not of the dead, but of the living.’ - Matthew 22:32b
Dear Friends in Christ -
We're alive, but are we really living? We're going through the motions, but do we have joy in the midst of it all?
Our Advent reflections are an attempt to reconnect with what life's really all about. These words of Richard Rohr (from his book, "Preparing for Christmas") have stirred my mind and heart to press on to "really living" - and I pray they'll touch you, too.
In His peace and joy . . .
"'Come, Lord Jesus' is a leap into the kind of freedom and surrender that is rightly called the virtue of hope. The theological virtue of hope is the patient and trustful willingness to live without closure, without resolution, and still be content and even happy because our Satisfaction is now at another level, and our Source is beyond ourselves.
We are able to trust that the Lord will come again, just as Jesus has come into our past, into our private dilemmas, and into our suffering world. Our Christian past then becomes our Christian prologue, and 'Come, Lord Jesus' is not a cry of desperation but an assured shout of cosmic hope!"