Is. 29:17-24; Ps. 27:1, 4, 13-14; Mt. 9:27-31
“On that day, the deaf will be able to hear the words read to them; the eyes of the blind will see. Wayward spirits will learn wisdom, and grumblers will accept instruction.” Is. 29:18, 24
Today’s readings focus on themes of seeing, hearing, dwelling in the house of God, gazing/savoring, seeking/longing, believing, and waiting for our God. When we ourselves have trouble with our hearing or vision, as did the two blind men, it is always a frightening thing. Today we are challenged to put our trust in God in all circumstances.
The Psalmist, on the other hand, consoles us and promises that we WILL see God’s goodness. These comforting verses describe many of the benefits we, as Sisters and Associates, enjoy through our commitment in the SCN Family.
We are called to savor the sweetness of God and to experience the support of one another in every aspect of our lives. Our faith-sharing groups, our gatherings, and our communal celebrations of Eucharist strengthen us and give us hope in our waiting.
Let us still our minds and enter into quiet reflection. May we be open to the Word and be drawn deeply into the Heart of the Divine within. Be present to us, Beloved, in the Silence.
Today’s Advent reflection is by Anne Beavan, SCNA , Ft. Collins, Colorado