Saturday, December 20, 2014

Third Saturday of Advent

“May it be done to me according to your word.” – Lk. 1:38

I’ve come to believe that the words “Let it be done to me according to your word” are among the most meaningful words we could say in our Christian lives.  For me, these words signify an openness to God’s desires for me and for the world.  They signify a willingness to embrace all of the little (and big things) in my life that I sometimes find difficult to accept.  These words communicate an openness to all God is creating me to be.

I don’t always have this disposition in my own life.  I’m sometimes like Ahaz, not willing to even ask God to receive all that God wants to give me.  Let us pray for the grace to trust God more deeply, and to know God as the one who gives ALL good gifts, who gives ALL that we truly need.

Most importantly, as we approach Christmas, let us pray for the grace to welcome the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ, into our hearts once again, as Mary did.  To all God desires to give us, let us say, “May it be done to me according to your word!” 

Reflected by Greg Celio

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