Being Watchful

While reading a reflection from The Marvels and Mysteries of Advent, I found myself praying over the line, “Advent summons us to be watchful for the many ways of God’s faithful presence,”.

In this time of distractions and hurry, it is sometimes difficult to be watchful for the presence of God.  I, like many others, am often preoccupied with worries and to-do lists.  The above reflection was a welcome reminder that Advent is a season of joy, hope, love and peace in our hearts.

I am grateful this Advent season for the moments in which I am able to pause, reflect and find the many ways in which God revealed His presence to me:

– I felt the presence of God last week, when the RMC’s surprised the Sisters during dinner with beautiful Christmas carols and homemade cookies!  After a long day for many, it was a blessing to have this lighthearted moment and get into the Christmas spirit.

– I felt the presence of God yesterday, when the RMC’s and I participated in a day of reflection with the Sisters.  What a gift, to take a step back from the busyness of life and take time to pray together, reflect and share! 

– I felt the presence of God over the weekend, when so many friends came out to enjoy Sr. Linda’s “Christkindl Market” despite the pouring rain. 

– I feel the presence of God each time I communicate with someone who is interested in the Redeemer Ministry Corps program.  It fills me with hope! 

Where have you seen God’s faithful presence in your life?

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