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Hebrews 1:1-4: Sisters and Brothers of Christ

Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2022c3bcnity

This is really so simple; yet so difficult to see. God’s plan of revelation to us has and is an on-going process. We must always be open to the words and ideas that come to us from God. The prophets foretold of the coming of the saving shepherd who will leave the ninety nine to find the one lost sheep. In Christ, we have this shepherd. From the time of creation described in Genesis we have known that we are created because of and out of God’s love. Through the Old Testament we see how God acts to bring us home to him, always allowing us to choose between the spirits of good and evil. The sapiential books give us practical advice, animate us when we grieve, accompany us when we rejoice. The prophets remind us of our covenant promise with God. The New Testament tells the story of the incarnation and in-dwelling of God’s word to us. Christ is here. Christ is present. God walks among us . . . God’s chosen beings.

Advent is a time when we anticipate this coming. We light candles, decorate our homes and hearts, make ready banquets and gifts. We are the bride preparing for the coming of the groom.

In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days he spoke to us through a son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe . . .

We are the adopted sisters and brothers of this son. We are co-heirs, co-redeemers, co-actors in this universe. What an awesome gift. What a sacred blessing. The immensity of this truth is almost impossible to take in.

A Favorite from Friday, December 12, 2008.

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