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Wednesday of Hope – Our Greatest Hope

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.
– Ecclesiastes 2:13

Christmas is the Feast of Christ Our Light coming into the world. During this season, we often refer to Jesus as Emmanuel, which means God With Us. In this our Hope rests.

We Create Hope

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.

– Lin Yutang

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Come Into the Light

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

– William Wordsworth

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Light and Beauty – Light and Salvation

Today’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 27.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Lighted Chihully chandelier in Tacoma, Washington

Lighted Chihuly chandelier in Tacoma, Washington

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illuminate

What better illumination is there than that which comes from our God when we find ourselves in the dark are in need of light?

The Gospel Acclamation for the Liturgy this day is:

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Light has arisen

 

Alleluia, alleluia.

The people who sit in darkness
have seen a great light,
on those dwelling in a land
overshadowed by death
light has arisen.

Alleluia, alleluia.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas . . .

When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with the flocks,
then the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal those broken in spirit,
to feed the hungry,
to release the oppressed,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among all peoples,
to make a little music with the heart…

And to radiate the Light of Christ,
every day, in every way, in all that we do and in all that we say.
Then the work of Christmas begins.

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Your Light has come!

Rise up in splendor…your light has come,
The Glory of the Lord shines upon you!

Let the work of Christmas begin, and let it begin with you.

– Howard Thurman, adapted

The Lord Is My Light

Today’s Advent reading is from the Psalms.

The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear?
– Psalm 27:1

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A December sunrise bringing the light of hope