Wednesday, First Week of Advent

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The Freedom of God’s Love

This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice…”  Isaiah 25:9

What is our security base? GOD or mammon? That is what Jesus would ask. He says that we cannot put our security in God and also in money. We have to make a choice. Jesus counsels: “Put your security in God.” We have to make a choice whether we want to belong to the world or to God. Our trust, our basic trust, Jesus teaches, has to be in God. As long as our real trust is in money, we cannot be true members of the Kingdom.

In prayer, we seek God’s voice and allow God’s word to penetrate our fear and resistance so that we can begin to hear what God wants us to know. And what God wants us to know is that before we think or do or accomplish anything, before we have much money or little money, the deepest truth of our human identity is this: “You are my beloved son. You are my beloved daughter. With you I am well pleased.” When we can claim this truth as true for us, then we also see that it is true for all other people. God is well pleased with us, and so we are free to approach all people, the rich or the poor, in the freedom of God’s love…In prayer, therefore, we learn to trust that God can work fruitfully through us no matter where we are or who we are with.

Prayer:

Dear God, let your word penetrate our fear and resistance so that it may work fruitfully within us.

Amen

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