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For the Ride Home
by Ted Bergh
Third Sunday of Advent (C)
December 13, 2009
Scripture
•The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior; he will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love, he will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals. (Zephaniah 3:17)
•My strength and my courage is the LORD, and he has been my savior. (Psalm 12:2b)
•Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
•He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Luke 3:16b)
 
Reflection
•Do you recognize the presence of the Lord Jesus in your life?
•How is Jesus’ joy apparent in you and those around you?
•How do you respond to Jesus’ call to be holy and to be fire?


And I have often said that there is a power in the soul that touches neither time nor flesh. It flows from the spirit and remains in the spirit and is wholly spiritual. In this power God is always verdant and blossoming in all the joy and honor that he is in himself. That is a joy so heartfelt, a joy so incomprehensible and great that no one can tell it all. For it is in this power that the eternal Father ceaselessly brings his eternal Son to birth. (Meister Eckhart)
 

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