Monday, December 11, 2017

Second Monday of Advent

Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; With divine recompense he comes to save you. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; Then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the mute will sing.

Our lives are not only about ourselves and our own conduct. They are also about our relationship with God and His children, especially those who are suffering, weakened, or forgotten. We are called to be good and faithful servants to those in most need of God’s Love and Mercy. We are asked to be His hands, bearing good things to others. We are asked to be His feet, walking to where we can do the most good. We are tasked with lending aid to those who are feeble, to support those who are weak, and to encourage those who are frightened. We are meant to be living acts of charity and mercy, pouring out God’s Grace to all whom we meet each day. We are supposed to be signs and guides, leading the lost back to their Lord and Savior. We are given the responsibility to help others overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of them becoming good and faithful servants, too.

How are we serving those in most need of God’s Love and Mercy? What can we do to lead others to a closer relationship with God? In what ways are we lending aid to those who are in need of spiritual support while traveling the narrow path to heaven?

O Lord, give us the grace to strengthen the feeble, support the weak, and encourage the frightened.


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