Friday of the Second Week of Advent

I am a bit later than usual in getting this up, but better late than never!

Wednesday’s sunset behind Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry

Grant that your people, we pray, almighty God, may be ever watchful for the coming of your Only Begotten Son, that, as the author of our salvation himself has taught us, we may hasten, alert and with lighted lamps, to meet him when he comes. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

When we pray the Our Father one of the things that we pray for is to receive the “daily bread.” Jesus said, “I am the bread of life” (the Bread of Life Discourse starts at John 6:22). I do not think that it is too much of a stretch to interpret the Lord’s Prayer as asking that we receive Jesus everyday. Though receiving Our Lord in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the most important, we should also receive Our Lord in other ways throughout the day and week. During our time of Advent preparation, may we be open to finding Jesus wherever he is found.

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