December 16, 2022

My reflection is from Living Faith:
May the Nations be glad and exalt… Psalm 67:5
Tomorrow and until December 23, we join with Christians in praying the O Antiphons, traditional praises of the attributes of Jesus, beginning with ‘O Wisdom.’
How easy it is to think and praise God when things go well. But, if we truly walk by faith, we praise God who is always wisely good, with our best interest at heart. We may feel that God does not notice our troubles, but feelings pass like the brief snow showers or rain clouds, yet faith remains. And we are left with the strong, yet tender and wise, care of our Saving God.  When we truly believe that Jesus is our Emmanuel, God-with-us, we can render praise, and be glad and exalt in all life’s situations.
May we find a  few quiet moments to hush in the rush of Christmas preparations to, once again, offer true praise to God for the divine plan for our lives – and to humbly hand over our acceptance to the Holy Family at the crib.” Sr. Bridget Haase, O.S.U