Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Advent Calendar - December 11, 2012

Isaiah 40: 1-11; Matthew 18: 12-14

Reflection by Sister Mary Ann Verkamp
Librarian, Chauffeur

In both readings for today we get the clear message that God has a preferential option for the lost. God looks at reality very differently than we do. Our culture would say 99% is way above average. Don’t worry about the 1%. But this is not OK with God. It seems Jesus would never say it’s OK to let some slip through the cracks. God sees with the eye of his heart and invites us to do the same.

Have you ever felt lost? It’s easy and comforting to identify with the lost sheep and wait to be found and carried home. However each of us is called to go and look for one another. We need one another to be whole. Who are the straying sheep around me? Who’s falling behind? Who is ignored? Who is shunned? Who is rejected? Who is forgotten and abandoned? Our culture focuses on being #1 and giving them recognition. As followers of Jesus, we are called to focus on who is coming in last, because “it is the will of your heavenly Father that not one of these little ones be lost.” Mt.18,14


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