Actions Speak!

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 12/19/2013

in Advent

Fourth Sunday in Advent–Cycle A
December 22, 2013

“Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?”
(Matthew 11:3)

Actions Speak!

Do you remember Emily Dickinson’s poem “I’m nobody.
Who are you? Are you nobody too?”
The question, “Who am I?” and “Who are you?” sometimes runs through our minds.
John the Baptist sends his disciples to ask Jesus, “Who are you?”
“Are you a nobody?” “Are you the one who is to come,
or should we look for another?”

Would you dare to answer the question as Jesus did?
“Go tell John what you hear and see.”

If someone followed you for one day, what would this person hear and see:
…at the breakfast table,
…on your way to work,
…at the water cooler,
…on the phone,
…at your computer or
…on your work bench?

If after work they accompanied you home, what sounds and sights would they observe:
…with your wife/husband,
…with your children,
…with your neighbors,
…when you are out cutting the grass or
…when you pick up your mail?

How would you be like Jesus?  What did the people see Jesus doing? What did the people hear?


Since there are so many questions and events in this prayer poem, as you reflect, take time to go through your day slowly and answer these questions.

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