Advent Reflection Booklet 2014 - page 10

“The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; The
reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth;
for the LORD has spoken.”
Isaiah 25:8
After reading the first reading from the Prophet Isaiah, I am
filled with such hope and encouragement. Just knowing that
God “has our back” and will provide for us a light in the dark-
ness—“this is the Lord for whom we looked.” We just need to
turn toward the light of Jesus Christ, and no longer will there be
a veil of darkness hanging over us.
One of my favorite spiritual writers, Macrina Wiederkehr writes:
“In the ordinary miracles of nature there is a thin veil that sepa-
rates us from the face of God, or we might say, a cloud that ob-
scures us from the divine mystery. Jesus often gives us clues,
trying to lead us closer to our sacred Source. He wants to help
us break through the veil that separates us from our heart’s deep-
est longing, which, of course, is union with the divine.” These
words help us to remember that living in balance with the divine
mystery is possible. We must live our deepest desire to be in
union with the Lord.
How wonderful that God reminds us of this during our first week
of Advent. May we remember today, and all days, “to rejoice
and be glad that he has saved us!”
Sister Monica T. Sicilia, IHM
Instructor of Interactive Digital Media
First Wednesday of Advent
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