Advent: Truth and Kindness Shall Meet
Dominican Sisters Mission Statement
We, the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael,
commit ourselves to the mission of Dominic:
to proclaim God’s Word in our world.
The second week of Advent is a time to reflect on love, a word that has been used to define many things in our consumerist culture. Especially at this time of year, we can easily confuse love with gifts and food and parties. Sunday’s readings are all reminders to prepare for major changes, to “prepare the way of the Lord.” What will it be like when “the glory of God shall be revealed,” asks the prophet. “Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and justice shall look down from heaven,” says the psalmist.
The apostle tells us that “with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day.” Can we love like that? Can we be as patient with those around us as God is with us? Can our gift be one of presence? Can we simply show our love as we listen deeply?
This week let us continue to prepare the way of the Lord in our hearts, minds and actions.