From the Prayer Journal of Fr. Jack tolley
Friends, I thought this reflection was so good for Advent as we await once again, remember,
and celebrate the birth of Jesus. What a gift for the world!
Blessings, love, and hugs,
Isaiah 2:17- The haughtiness of people shall be humbled, and the pride of everyone shall be brought low;
and the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.
Let me honest with you. The best thing - the bedrock of all good things that there may be about
me - isn't about me - It is Jesus' love for me - lived and died and resurrected and coming back.
This is the best thing about me. This is the best thing about you too.
Jesus loves you, right this minute, right where you are, in the midst of who you and how you are.
Jesus know our garbage, knows our haughty, snotty, and prideful ways. He knows.
He loves us anyway, and in that love, Jesus asks us to do better. He knows we can.
And in those moments and on those days when we put aside our pride
- or maybe even don't pick it up in the first place - maybe we remember to thank Jesus
for the gift of himself in our humbled hearts.
( Rachel Jones, Forward Day by Day, Dec. 6, 2018 )
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