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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Advent
Readings:  Baruch 5:1-9, Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11,  Luke 3:1-6

I used to love to write long in sightful reflections
But now no end in sight
Of the daily chores

So I’ll make a Scripture sandwich

Reading I
Every mountain made low
Every valley made high

Reading II
Filled with the fruit of righteousness

Every mountain made low
Every valley made full

I’ll call from the heights and see my children come
From the east
Proclaim forgiveness and the washing of hands

On this 2nd Sunday of Advent, we light the second candle of the wreath,
and wait a week for the joyful candle of pink

When I read the readings today, I could not but help of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East which has turned violent again.  I heard somewhere that someone made a suggestion that Jerusalem be made into an international neutral zone.  I think it would make a great international park.   The sacred buildings  reserved as holy places for worship.  I think we all groan inside when we see the violence, and we wait for the salvation of the Lord, the peaceable fruit of righteousness, his justice and glory forever.   The key for me today is in the second reading:  How I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus—we need to ask the Holy Spirit for true affection for one another, for true affection for all people, so that we might discern what is of value. 

Blessings and Love in Christ,


  1. Thank you Gazelle! Nice reflection!

  2. In between the holy silences, a scriptural sandwich on what the Prince of Peace is all about...a good reminder, Gazelle! Thanks!
    -Dcn Paul


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