Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, by S. Margie Niemer

holyspiritFirst Reading: Zeph. 3:14-18a
Second Reading: Phil. 4:4-7
Gospel: Luke 3:10-18

Reflection
Because the people of that day really wanted and hoped for a change in their lives, they turned to John the Baptist.  His baptism was something new, something different, and hope for the Messiah dawned in them again.  But John was clear about who he was and what his mission entailed.  He could attract, draw attention to, warn and urge, but he could not change the course of history.  He was not the Christ.
Prayer
O Coming Messiah, help us during this Advent season to look for you in the right places, among the poor and marginalized of society.  Help us be willing to seek the fire and Spirit that will lead us to true change of heart and mind. Amen.
Margie Niemer, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg
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2 thoughts on “Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, by S. Margie Niemer

  1. Enjoyed the thoughts on Advent by Margie and Sharonlu;
    The Blog is a wonderful way to reach so many people who
    can’t come and enjoy the Center. Keep up the good work!

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