Monday, December 28, 2009

Matt 9:7 God is Near

Matt 9:7 God is Near
As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near”


God is Near

Advent means God is close, God is near, God is on the way. People and places are environments in which we find God. There can be a density of the divine in some holy places and in some holy people, of all nations and all faiths. Christmas is a season of the density and closeness of God. God is on his journey to us in Mary and the son she is carrying. Is our journey too fast, too complicated, too rushed so that we miss God on God’s journey?

We can pass like planes in the night sky, commuters on a bus, people on a traffic island. Something new can happen for each of us each Christmas, because God makes the journey anew in the simplest way we know – a mother and her child. If only we take the time.

May I bring forth the kingdom of justice,
may I bring forth the kingdom of peace,
may I bring forth the kingdom of God.

A prayer today for those who work for peace
Source: Praying in Advent by Donal Neary SJ

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