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He came that we may have life abundantly

He came that we may have life abundantly

Advent
By Daniel Berrigan
It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to
destruction and loss —
This is true: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten
Son,that whoever believes in him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
It is not true that we must accept inhumanity and discrimination,
hunger and poverty, death and destruction —
This is true: I have come that they may have life, and that abundantly.
It is not true that violence and hatred should have the last word,
and that war and destruction rule forever —
This is true: For unto us a child is born, and unto us a Son is given,
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
the Everlasting, the Prince of Peace.
It is not true that we are simply victims of the powers of evil who seek to
rule the world —
This is true: To me is given authority in heaven and on earth,
and lo, I am with you, even unto the end of the world.
It is not true that we have to wait for those who are specially gifted,
who are the prophets of the Church, before we can be peacemakers.
This is true: I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and daughters shall prophesy,
your young shall see visions,
and your old shall have dreams.
It is not true that our hopes for the liberation of humanity, for justice,
human dignity, and peace are not meant for this earth and for this history —
This is true: The hour comes, and it is now, that true worshippers
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth.
So let us enter Advent in hope, even hope against hope.
Let us see visions of love and peace and justice.
Let us affirm with humility, with joy, with faith, with courage:
Jesus Christ — the Life of the world.
Source:Testimony: The Word Made Fresh, by Daniel Berrigan. Maryknoll, NY:Orbis Books, 2004 – found on the Education for Justice website.
Posted by opreach on December 14, 2013
4 Comments Post a comment
  1. 12/14/2013

    Beautiful Pat πŸ˜‰

    Reply
  2. 12/14/2013

    Thank you, Joe! And enjoy your weekend. πŸ™‚

    Reply
  3. 12/14/2013
    freshcopy@rocketmail.com

    Fantastic lovely perfect

    Sent from my iPhone

    Reply

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