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Advent is all about patience

Reflection Date: December 6, 2023 Wednesday of the First Week of Advent
Memorial of Saint Nicholas, bishop
Daily Readings: Isaiah 25:6-10a; Matthew 15:29-37

Patience has never been our best thing. We are constantly in a hurry, wanting things to happen immediately if not sooner! Advent can be a struggle for me since Advent is all about patience, longing, and anticipation.

But what are we waiting for?  In today's first reading, Isaiah tells of the kingdom for which we await. It is a kingdom where our needs are not just met, they're exceeded. God does not just sate our hunger and thirst. He gives us fine food and choicest wine. God's kingdom is a place where all experience the healing and compassion that will soothe our hearts and minds. Every time we meet the needs of our brothers and sisters or offer them healing and hope, we offer a preview of the kingdom of God where sadness and need no longer exist.


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