Sunday Supplements
For the Ride Home is an online Sunday readings supplement for Catholics to further reflect on the Sunday readings heard at Mass. Find the actual New American Bible text links, questions for reflection and commentary from a popular book.
For the Ride Home
by Ted Bergh
First Sunday of Advent (C)
November 29, 2009
• I will raise up for David a just shoot…he shall do what is right and just in the land. (Jeremiah 33:14,5)
•Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior, and for you I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4,5)
•May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all (1 Thessalonians 3:12)
•Stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand. (Luke 21:28)
•Why does Jesus enter history and take on flesh?
•How does Jesus’ coming into history change your life?
•How do you take on the flesh that is Jesus and become Christ for others?
•When have you done this?

The word of God, as incarnated in Jesus, needs to take on real flesh in our own bodies and lives and be the body of Christ on earth. Like Jesus, our lives must be our message and our lives must speak of and give real flesh to peace, love, holiness, and fidelity. When people look at our lives, what they see there must enable them to trust and give themselves over in trust. The word needs to continue to have flesh in our lives. This is our real mission.1

1Rolheiser, Ronald, Secularity and the Gospel: Being Missionaries to Our Children, Crossroads: New York, 2006, p. 74.

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