Be Blessed–Ready the Way

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

in Advent

Third Sunday of Advent–Cycle A
December 15, 2013

“Go and tell John what you hear and see; the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the dear hear, are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.”
(Matthew 11:3-5)

Be Blessed–Ready the Way

Ready the way by actions and word.
Ready the way for the coming of the Lord.
Wait, watch, see and hear.
The Lord is coming; he is very near.
Have no fear.
Be like the seer
Watch, wait and imitate
The Lord is near.
How shall we know if he is “the one who is to come?”
“Should we look for another?”
How shall we be blessed?

Blessed are they who help the spiritually blind to see.
Blessed are they who teach the lame to walk with Jesus.
Blessed are they who are unafraid to minister to those marred by the leprosy of sin.
Blessed are they who help the deaf to inward listening and pondering.
Blessed are they whose words and actions bring hope to those dead in depression.
Blessed are those who tirelessly preach the poor the good news of Jesus’ teachings.

Go, be blessed and ready the way.

For Reflection and Sharing:

  1. Why might your actions preach better than words?
  2. Why is “hear and see” a good motto in life?
  3. When is it the easiest to show forth the image of Jesus?
  4. What is needed in your life to be “Lighthouses” in today’s culture?
  5. Why do you think the Baptist told his followers to ask, “Are you the One?”

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Tyne Gora December 15, 2013 at 8:31 am

Thank you for lifting our spirits may the good
continue to bless u and may The Holy Spirit inspire us
to be the light and salt to the world as well.

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dion December 16, 2013 at 9:44 am

Julie,
Thank you for your simple yet profound words. I appreciate your sharing the fruit of your reflection. I love the words of Francis, “Preach the gospel and use words when necessary.” How blessed are we to have a holy father that is living this way.

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