Sunday, December 14, 2008

Third Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 61: 1-2a, 10-11; 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24; John 1: 6-8, 19-28
My friends, I struggle to find my voice today. (Who am I kidding, this is my constant struggle.) How do I share all the "glad tidings" that our Father has shown to me? How can I "not quench the Spirit" that moves inside of me? How can I "not despise prophetic utterances" when I fear the consequences of my own words? How I long to "testify" like my brothers and sisters before me. This is what I pray for this Advent, this is what I cry out to my God for: the grace to speak his truth boldly and clearly, so that I may be truly worthy of her anointing.