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Second Sunday of Advent
t at all tim
es and pr
ay that yo u have the strength
pe the tribulations that are imminent.
Be vigilant and pray
. That is Jesus
message to us as we begin the Advent season.
There are so many things in our culture that compete for our attention, especial
these difficult times. They can cloud our vision and make us spiritually dro
suggests that o
Advent rituals and spiritual practices help us to
remember, in faith, that God
“Every valley shall be filled and every mountain
and hill shall be made low.” -- Luke 3:5
What does it mean to follow the words of Isaiah to “Fill every valley and bring mountains low?” We tend to think in symbolic terms during this Advent season.
Our guest presenter, Fr. Richard Berg, CSC, recalls an inspirational story of how one woman simplylived that prophetic message for the community at the Downtown Chapel here in Portland, Oregon. It’s a good reminder that our prayer and preparation rituals need to lead us to Christian action.