Advent

Waiting Like Mary

by Beth Richardson on December 15, 2013 · 2 comments

the blind man's meal

Sunday, December 15. 3rd Sunday of Advent. Continue to reflect on waiting on this Sunday in Advent. How is Advent like waiting for a child to be born? Light the first, second, and third Advent candles and read the prayer on p. 41. Download the digital issue of “Peace” today.

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Words from The Word: Of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is!”
– Matthew 11:11, NLT

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture from Matthew 11:2-6. Questions from John the Baptist.

Spiritual Tools: Take some time to let the peace of Christ enter you through Centering Prayer.

Prayer: God of hope, fill me with believing. Open my eyes to all the reason to hope all around me in your creation. Amen.

Art Credit: Original source: Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973. The Blind Man’s Meal (detail), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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