Thought of the Day December 7, 2023 Watch for his coming

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Look up, you whose gaze is fixed on this earth, who are spellbound by the little events and changes on the face of the earth. Look up to these words, you who have turned away from heaven disappointed. Look up, you whose eyes are heavy with tears and who are heavy and who are crying over the fact that the earth has gracelessly torn us away. Look up, you who, burdened with guilt, cannot lift your eyes. Look up, your redemption is drawing near. something different from what you see daily will happen. Just be aware, be watchful, wait just another short moment. Wait and something quite new will break over you: God will come.” Dietrich von Bonhoeffer

Sometimes we can become distracted by our surroundings, that we miss the grace that God desires to give us in the present moment. Sometimes we allow the burdens of the day to weigh us down, so that all we see is the dirt of the world rather then the beautiful blue sky. Even though God saved us once through the death and resurrection of Jesus, he knows we need to remember that our salvation in an ongoing process and will not be complete until we die in Christ. We are always in need of a Savior, because we fall short so many times. He comes in his word to teach us. He comes in the Eucharist to feed and strengthen us. He comes in the Sacrament of Reconciliation to perfect us. He comes in the person of another to allow us to love and serve him. Be attentive to those moments of his coming.

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