1 Corinthians 1: 26-31
We are experiencing trying times for millions of people. Heartbreaking images reveal the debris of hatred and depths of loss. Hope for peace has been frustrated by the mire of worldly wisdom, power and privilege. Today’s reading asks us “to consider your own call” in the midst of such times as these. We are in great need of God’s grace to penetrate the heartbeat and footprint of our lives together. Though we may be as nothing by worldly evaluation, humility is the courage to be gratefully engaged as God’s vessel. We are called to reveal in our lives what God makes known through the Spirit. In dark days we offer the possibility of Love.
Let us consider our calling –
in following Mary’s journey
in willingness and trust;
in receiving the grace of God
Let us consider the depths of our compassion –
to judge less and listen more;
to welcome our lowliness and need
to be a mutual gift to one another.
Let us consider making room in our hearts –
for God’s formation in our lives
for wholeness, for holiness
for patience and courage
for God’s Desire to be born in us.
May this Advent bring a fresh openness to the gift of humility. May God’s calling bring us peace.