Shalom, wholeness, peace.
It’s something for which we long, for which the earth and its peoples cry out. The Gospel lesson draws us back to the Forerunner, John the Baptist, and his call to get ready, to turn our hearts to justice, by being honest with ourselves and bearing the fruit of right relationships with ourselves, God and our neighbour. Repentance which results in a congruence, a wholeness between the inner and the outer. This week’s reflections ask us questions around that congruence, that peace and what it can mean for us. In his reflection piece for KAIROS, Pepe Elwert looks at congruent peace of what we say, in terms of our agreement on the UN charter on human rights and what we have accomplished, through a poignant breakdown of where we are at today. Here at LightReflections, Miriam Spies examines peace from the point of view of linking up with the transformating power of God who makes the change possible for us to bring justice to the earth.
Online Advent Retreat
For those who are seeking some peace and congruence in terms of personal preparation both for Christmas and how we can begin actively prepare our hearts for God’s coming, two on-line Jesuit groups, Pray-as-you-go and Sacred Space, in addition to their daily meditations, have come together to provide an on-line Retreat for Advent. Advent is divided into four sessions and each session is a guided meditation in text and audio format including directions on centering, a scripture lesson and questions to consider.
Wishing you travel mercies on the journey to peace,