Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016 
Romans 15: 7 - 13

Oh!  May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing
lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!”  Romans 15:13 (The Message)

This life-giving energy brimming over with hope must have sustained Mary as she pondered her wondrous angelic message.  

Hope, the second of the Theological Virtues, provides a bridge between Faith and Love.  Faith speaks of belief.  Hope brings wings to our faith, as we discover more of God’s love and revelation.  Love speaks of God, God’s very essence    

A wise friend once said while speaking of the infinity of God and the hope within us, “THERE IS ALWAYS MORE”  

St Gregory of Nyssa wrote:  “The person looking at the divine, invisible beauty will always discover it anew since he(she) will see it as something newer and more wondrous in comparison to what he had already comprehended.  He continues to wonder at God’s continuous revelation; he never exhausts (the) desire to see more because what awaits is always more magnificent and more divine than anything he has seen.”     

Hope drives us in our desire to enter fully the Kingdom of God, where our world gets turned upside down and God’s place is given back to God.  Let us join with Mary, with all our loved ones and all the precious things of this earth in honour and worship.

– Sr. Wilma Glazier, SSJD