toward undiminishing light – the adventurous journey – a daily liturgy for each week of Advent 2017

12 December 2017

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Three women: a religious Jew and a religious Muslim assisting a woman of unknown faith.

Jerusalem May 2017

 

 

 

Advent Three Sunday 17 December

We appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those who labour among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

I Thessalonians 5. vv12,13

 

In the kindly word, the interested look and the act of generosity of spirit, we may discern the actions of God within our neighbour. Those that do not underestimate the gifts they receive are more likely to know the blessing that is God-With-Us. Those that do not undervalue those about them are more likely to know the blessing that is God-in-the-Other. Yet in the haste of life it is all too easy to overlook such truths.

 

God of stillness and focus,

who has given us companions to appreciate

and strangers to know,

enable us to lift our minds from the melee

and view your world of wonder.

In the pause may we notice a moment of mystery

and in that moment recognise You. Amen.

 

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