Church of the
Monday 16th December @7:30pm
Join us in an evening of Reflection and Song
in preparation for Christmas
Christmas is a time for giving, bring along a non-perishable food item
for Saint Vincent De Paul.
Waiting on God
The opening of each liturgical year in the season of Advent is the time when we are reminded as Christians that we have to wait for God together as a community of hope. Advent sets the tone not only for the solemnity of Christmas, when we welcome the beginniing of the Gospel, but also for the whole liturgical year. In spite of all our feasts and fasts, our sung high Masses and our private decotions, our litanies of praise and petition, our carefully devised mission statements and pastoral programmes, Advent reminds us of our radical poverty before God.
At the heart of every liturgy there is structured dissent from the prevading culture of narcissim: the belief is expressed, through a community setting of narration and performance, that we all should have a greater power than ourselves to genuflect before, something grander that our own experience to bow down before, something higher than our own insight to acknowledge, something that is beyond us yet is mysteriously part of ourselves.
And when we wait for God, it is not only a confession of our incompleteness but an acknowledgement that there is always more to God than what we can know or believe or sense. In that recognition there is a proclamation of hope in the majestic goodness of God: in waiting, we declare our hope in God's kind purposes.
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