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The Second Sunday of Advent C
December 9, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

A Wake–Up Call

Grief and misery are going to disappear? Maybe the bible is just irreparably cut off from the “real world,” hiding in pews and doting on this comforting and “nice” view of life?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Advent: Preparing for the Sublime

Great joy is not experienced if one is not first properly prepared; and what's truly divine can only appear after a certain kind of gestation. Advent is about proper waiting.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The End of the Story

What is the point of anything we strive for in our lives? When all is said and done, none of us is getting out of this world alive. And when we face that fact, what difference does anything make?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Joyful Anticipation

God’s people “are wrapped in the cloak of justice from God,” and they “will be named by God forever the peace of justice.”

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Life as Gift

St. Paul says, “that the one who began a good work in you will complete it.” Who is the instigator of the good work in you?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

purity is its birthright

which craft cannot create

only cherish

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