Advent Reflection – Second Sunday of Advent

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And this is my prayer:
that your love may increase ever more and more
in knowledge and every kind of perception,
to discern what is of value,
so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.         Phil 1:9-11

If we want to know if we are advancing in our spiritual life and our relationship to God, the test is if our love is increasing.  This is certainly St.Paul’s wish (and prayer) for the christian community at Philippi.  St. Teresa of Avila writes, “I only wish to inform you that in order to profit by this path and ascend to the dwelling places we desire, the important thing is not to think much but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love.” (Interior Castle, IV, chapter 1, no. 7)

May we be stirred to love this day (and everyday)!

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