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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 16:43

A time of wholeness and peace

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Sr Ruth Durick osu 150At this time of Advent, we are invited to wait and hold the space open so that God might be incarnate through Jesus in our present. May this time be for us and all those whom we love a time of wholeness and peace, writes CRA President Sister Ruth Durick osu.

At this time of Advent, we are invited to wait, to be open to the coming of God in our midst, to hold the space open so that God might be incarnate through Jesus in our present. Leonardo Boff, has some inviting reflection for this time of year:

star cluster“In the power of the spirit Mary conceived a child. The energies of the whole universe converged on this child. All the materials that were forged in the heart of the universe -everything has constituted a huge cradle to welcome this child.”

We come to know God through the Incarnate one, the one whose dream was of the Reign of God – that which cannot yet happen and at the same time is breaking through into our history and our world. Perhaps at this time of year, although there is the usual busyness and tiredness of end of year, we can take time to connect with our dream, with the nudgings of the Spirit in our life. Is there something to which I am being drawn, some new beginning which is quietly urging me?

We may feel despondent at times at the lack of progress in our world in areas of human rights, in addressing climate change, in empowering the poor. However, in reflecting on the Christ event which has been happening since the origin of the universe, there are many signs of hope. These are landing strips of the future here in our world inviting us to new ways of living. We all have a role to play as participants in hope. May this time of Incarnation be for us and all those whom we love a time of wholeness and peace.

Incarnation "happens in the present moment, but it is a present moment bathed in future, in a new relationship with God, a new union, a new wholeness by which life is wholly unified. …Something about Jesus was outrageous and unique, a new way of living like nothing seen before…The strange attraction of Jesus’ life lured those around him into new patterns of relationship centred in the indwelling presence of God. He called his disciples to gaze, to have an inner spaciousness of the heart to receive another." (Delio. Making all Things New. P.71).

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