Weekly Reflection

People of the Light

We are called to reflect the light of God’s love through the ways in which we live our lives. Imagine the impact if each of us took this call to heart, every day, at home, work, or school, in our parish, in the world. “All nations shall stream toward it,” toward the love that only comes from God. Yet, we must admit that much of the time we fail to be beacons of God’s light.

We fall asleep, complacent, preferring to go the easy route, which often leads to darkness rather than the radiance of Christ’s light. As we begin the season of Advent, Saint Paul admonishes us to throw off the works of darkness, to awaken to the call of light and love. In today’s Gospel, Jesus too tells us to stay awake, to be prepared to greet the Lord of light as people of the light.

Catholic Prayer Corner Advent Prayer

Come, Lord Jesus. O God,
you are great indeed. Look upon us and
reveal your glory, promised to Abraham
and sent to us through David and his
lineage. Send us the warmth of your
love, the light of your Word, the vision
of your wisdom, and the comfort of your
people. Open our hearts in welcome
and grant us your salvation. Fill our
minds with watchful hope and let us
see your kindness. Give us new life,
the promise and joy of salvation.
May the glory of your Son dwell in
our land forever.
We pray: Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.