JUST ONE MINUTE
As we continue our pilgrimage through Advent, here is a Scripture for our meditation: “On this mountain, the Lord of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. On this mountain., he will destroy death forever. The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces...” (Isaiah 25:6-8). This beautiful passage calls to mind God’s great abundance and generosity. God provides food for daily life in the Eucharist. Jesus destroys the power of death’s effect on us through the gift of baptism. He destroys the power of sin and wipes away our tears in the sacrament of reconciliation. It is an ancient practice to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation during Advent.
Reflection: Today, add to your calendar a time to receive and experience God’s great gift of love and mercy.
— Deacon Danny Hartnedy