Pray to God, allowing for the transformation of your being and feelings. Give to God what you have found in your heart.
Word of God, Breath of Creator God, I believe that you have been with God from the very beginning. I marvel that you and God were able to have fun together, while bringing about order. Who suggested the armadillo or the Venus flytrap? All things were made through you; not one thing was made without you. Together, you pronounced all good and very good. Help me to see all creation as you see it.
Both God and Human, you chose to “become what we are in order that we might become what you are.” Help me step out in love and self-giving like you did in order to empower others to become God’s children. I can do this during this Advent season. By your example and with your help, I can bring grace and truth to others. I can share the source of eternal life, encouraging others to choose light and life rather than darkness.
Thank you for revealing the end of the story at the beginning! Thank you for John’s Gospel which gives another perspective of who you are. I thank you for your holy Spirit which guides our pondering then and now. Help us to dwell on your fullness during this Advent/Christmas tiime, expanding our vision and faith so that we can be as bold as John.
©Christ Our Light, Donald Jackson, 2002 The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota. Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, © 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.