Mal. 3:1-4, 23-24; Ps. 25:4-5, 8-10; Lk. 1:57-66


“Show me your ways, Yahweh! Teach me your paths! I wait all the day long for you.” Ps. 25:4-5

Much of our lives are spent in waiting. Parents wait for the birth of their child. We wait for a letter/email from a friend, a movie to begin, a bus/plane to arrive, the results of a medical test, the death of a terminally ill cancer patient, and of course children of all ages wait for Christmas.

Years ago God promised the people a Savior and they waited and waited for 2000 years and when Jesus did arrive, Jesus was rejected. Today we are still waiting for that Savior, Christ, to come among us. We are always waiting for the fulfillment which only God can give us.


O COME, O COME EMMANUEL. As we come to the end of our Advent journey…our journey of waiting…may Emmanuel be made flesh and dwell among us.


In Advent, the Church begins all the titles of Christ with the word “O” because that word captures all the longing and all the yearning of the human heart. The real “O” of our hearts is for the coming of Christ…the desire for Christ Jesus to share His heart and His life with us.

Today’s Advent reflection is by Dorothy Dolak, SCN
, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Banner by Marie Becker, SCN, Nazareth, Kentucky


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