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When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.
– Charles L. Allen
These doors are displayed on the lawn in front of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Oak Park, Illinois. Last year someone broke in and painted racial graffiti and swastikas inside this church preaches that God’s love includes everyone.
The theme for the month of November (on Sundays) is still Gratitude. But for this particular Wednesday, I’ve decided we need a change in the words of the nursery rhyme. I’m going to squeeze a little hope in alongside gratitude. Don’t you think they’ll do well together???
Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonnie and blithe and good and gay.
This week of Advent is the week of the O Antiphons.
Today’s O Antiphon is:
O Key of David,
Opening the gates of God’s
Come and free the
Prisoners of darkness!
To learn more about them, please read from last year’s posts starting with: The O Antiphons are Coming!
We are encouraged in Sunday’s First Reading from the Book of Proverbs (Pr. 9:1-6) to seek wisdom.
Wisdom has built her house,
she has set up her seven columns;
she has dressed her meat,
mixed her wine,
yes, she has spread her table.
She has sent out her maidens;
she calls from the heights out over the city:
“Let whoever is simple turn in here;”
To the one who lacks understanding, she says,
“Come, eat of my food,
and drink of the wine I have mixed!
Forsake foolishness that you may live;
advance in the way of understanding.”