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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent

We not have begun the second week of Advent so we light two candles and try to increase our desire for the coming of the Lord. The Collect prays thus:
Almighty and merciful God,
may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set our in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his company.

Borrowing this quote of Soren Keirkegaard from the November issue of "Friends of Silence" because it reminds me of our Chapter call to create silence, I think it is good for our silent Sunday; at Oakwood, we decided to have the first Sunday of each month a day of silence. Here is the quote:
"The present state of the world and the whole of life is diseased. If I were a doctor and my advice asked, I should reply, "Create silence. Bring people to silence. The word of God cannot be heard in the noisy world of today. Therefore, create silence."

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