Thursday, December 4, 2014
'Advent is concerned with
that very connection
between memory and hope
which is so necessary to man.
Advent's intention is to awaken
the most profound and emotional
memory within us; namely,
the memory of the God Who became a child.
This is a healing memory;
it brings hope....
It is the beautiful task of Advent
to awaken in all of us
memories of goodness
and thus to open doors of hope.'
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Painting: Carl Ernst von Stetten
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This is beautiful. This time of year is thick with memories . . . may they soften our hearts to prepare us for His birth.ReplyDelete
Deborah, how beautifully put. I say amen to your prayer.Delete
This is so tender and warming and powerful. To awaken memories of good so to open doors of hope. Ah...and don't we all need hope....These posts of yours are helping me to center onReplyDelete
Advent more and more; turning inward to the still, quiet and softly-lit place of prayer. So grateful....
Thank you so much!Delete