Monday, December 9, 2013

Advent Calendar, December 9

Genesis 3:9-15, 20 (689); Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38

Reflection by Sister Helen Jean Kormelink
Human Resources, Mission Advancement, Mail Clerk, Monastery Service

The three readings for today speak of destiny, and God’s blessing and favor. In Genesis we are told that Eve became the Mother of all the Living. In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul reminds them they have been blessed with every spiritual blessing and are destined for adoption by God. In Luke, the Angel tells Mary she has found favor with God.

How lavishly, God, with amazing generosity seems to bestow good things on his people. We, like the Ephesians, Eve, and Mary have only to reach out and accept what God wishes to give us. So today open your Advent hands and heart. You will be pleased with the gifts you receive.

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