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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Second Sunday of Advent

Advent is a time of desire, a longing for the coming of Jesus. Yet, Jesus is here; Jesus is in each of us at the center deep in us. We need to take time to get into touch with this inner presence, this God-man who created us, who understands us, who loves us. We increase our capacity to receive Jesus by our desire and that makes the Advent season a time of grace. Mary was the first to receive Jesus and she carried Him in her womb until it was time. God became dependent on time, on a woman, and on all the physical circumstances that govern our lives from birth to death. The Incarnation is such a mystery of God's love!

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