Friday, November 30, 2012
Give Us This Day
Give Us This Day is a daily prayer book with morning prayer, the readings of the daily Liturgy, and evening prayer for each day of the month. At the beginning, there are some helpful readings and I am going to quote from "Teach Us to Pray - Advent: Season of Desire" by Father James Martin, S.J. :
"Advent is the season of desire...."Prepare the way of the Lord." The people of the Old Testament, the people of the New Testament, and the people of today are encouraged to wait, to anticipate, to expect, to long, to hope--in short, to desire....
Our deepest desire is the longing for God.
Our hearts are restless until they rest in God - St. Augustine said it, but we all know this to be true. Let us foster our desire for God during this Advent.
Today was my parents' wedding anniversary. I am sure they are still celebrating it together with God!