Throughout Advent, we’ll be sharing reflections on the day’s readings written by a few of our Sisters. Each will share something she is thankful for during this season of preparation, that is, her Advent Appreciation. Share your own #AdventAppreciation with us on Facebook or Twitter!
by Sister Carol Louise Smith
The readings for today are filled with yearning, hope and revelation. Isaiah speaks to us about a shoot sprouting from a stump, a wolf becoming the guest of a lamb and the cow becoming neighbor to the bear. What a world this would be to live in! God calls us to enter into the metaphor. Be more sprout than stump, more lamb than wolf, and considerably more dear neighbor–creating such a world.
What the good news here is… that God is the continuous sprouting of life from a stump. Allow God entrance into your old stumpy life. God is Lamb to every wolf allow God to help you confront your wolf and become the lamb. God is the neighbor… dear to all. Allow God to take your face in his hands calling you dear. Who of us can resist this?
In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus says that all that is hidden will be revealed to the childlike. Then, Jesus turns to his disciples in private and reveals the truth to their child. Blessed are the eyes that see what you see and hear what you hear.
GO …See and hear and be the metaphor!