Advent reflection and Prayer I

Advent, First Week, Monday:

The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I have made. In those days, at that time, I will raise up for David a just son; he shall do what is right and just in the land. In those days, when God dwells among us and in each of us, Our name will be: "The Lord calls us holy".

Jeremiah 33, 14-16

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Come, Jesus, more fully into my life; Fulfill your promise to me, to all my family, to our entire weary world. Do what is right for me, for my dear ones, for us all. Bring justice. Please make me an instrument to create your justice. Today let me bring love to someone.

John Kilgallen, SJ

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