Daily Reflection – Dec 16, 2015
Wednesday 16 December 2015
First Reading: Isaiah 45:6-8, 18, 21-26
Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Saviour
Gospel Reading: Luke 7:19-23
Today’s Note: Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent
At that time,
John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask,
“Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?”
When the men came to the Lord, they said,
“John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask,
‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?’”
At that time Jesus cured many of their diseases, sufferings, and evil spirits;
he also granted sight to many who were blind.
And Jesus said to them in reply,
“Go and tell John what you have seen and heard:
the blind regain their sight,
the lame walk,
lepers are cleansed,
the deaf hear, the dead are raised,
the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.
And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”
“The Lord is coming and will not delay. Christ will bring every hidden thing to light and reveal himself to every nation.” This was our entrance song on December 2. Note how repetition can help the Word sink more deeply into our hearts. The communion antiphon today is “The Desired of all nations is coming, and the house of the Lord will be filled with glory.”
Since December 2, has Christ brought any hidden thing in your life to light? Ask the Spirit to remind you. Then wait a while to see what the Spirit bubbles up from deep within you. Do you even want to be full of light, so transparent to the Christ-light within you? What do you desire? What do the nations desire? Pray for your nation.
We beg you to convert all nations to yourself, cosmic Christ. Deepen our desires to find you hidden in “pagan” nations, even our own. Cleanse us of judgments, we pray.