Sunday, December 14, 2014

Look Within

December 14 Sunday the Third Week
ISAIAH 61:1-2, 10-11; THESSALONIANS 5:16-24; JOHN 1:6-8, 19-28
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Advent is waiting. What are you waiting for?

Are you waiting at all? Do you think that in Catholic teaching and Sunday Mass you have found the true faith? Heard the Good News?

You may have heard it but not experienced it. Unless you have met Jesus Christ. Dealt with him personally. And – let’s use the word – had “mystical experience.”

John said, “I am just a “voice, a witness to testify to the light. He himself was not the light.”

Preachers and teachers are just voices. They cannot give you the experience of Christ or Christianity; they just tell you where to find it.

You find it in the mystery of recognizing Christ within you. Talking to him. Realizing he himself is enlightening you through his words in Scripture. Empowering you through his Spirit to think and act on a higher level, the level of God. In the mystery of surrendering to let Christ express himself through your words and actions. Abandoning all you have and are to the work of establishing his Kingdom.

Then you know Jesus is real to you. When you take him for real.

So what are you waiting for?

Pray (all day): “
Lord, do this with me, do this in me, do this through me.

Hear Jesus speaking in Scripture; through his Spirit in your heart. 
Express your faith, hope, love to others. 
Work with Christ for change.

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