December 2 Tuesday the First Week of Advent
ISAIAH 11:1-10; LUKE 10:21-24
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Advent makes us conscious of waiting. What are we waiting for?
For a Savior with “the spirit of wisdom and understanding?” Who “will not judge by what his eyes see or ears hear?” But “will decide with justice for the poor and meek of the earth?” Do you want a world where “there shall be no harm or ruin, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea?”
If you wait for that consciously – you are into Advent. You are waiting for Jesus.
Will you recognize him? God “reveals to the childlike” what our society “hides from the wise and the learned.” Perhaps others are not looking for what is described above. Or don’t know it depends on “knowledge of the LORD.” Perhaps they have eyes but do not read God’s words in Scripture. Perhaps they have ears but do not listen to his words at Mass. But you have eyes and ears. Use them wisely.
As a child you waited for Christmas, open to its wonder. Do it still. “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.” Open them and notice.
Do you want to see Jesus? Recognize him? Hear his voice? If so… what are you waiting for?
Pray (all day): “May righteousness flourish and peace abound.
May all people recognize Jesus.”
Practice: In every event, every encounter today,
look for the action of Jesus.