Monday, December 17, 2007

Advent Devotional

Weekly Readings: Isaiah 35: 1-10 and Matthew 3: 1-12

Weekly Meditation:
"[One] who seeks to understand everything risks dying of anger."
- Arab proverb

Weekly Prayer:
Come Promised One!
Do not smile and say
you are already with us.
Millions do not know you
and to us who do,
what is the difference?
What is the point
of your presence
if our lives do not alter?
Change our lives, shatter
our complacency.
Make your word
flesh of our flesh,
blood of our blood
and our life's purpose.
Take away the quietness
of a clear conscience.
Press us uncomfortably.
For only thus
that other peace is made,
your peace.

-Dom Helder Camara

The photo is taken from a scene from the National Center of Afro-American Artists' production of the Black Nativity in Boston.

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