Fourth Sunday of Advent, Reflecting on Surrender The feeling of being in control plays a major role in our experience of satisfaction or discontent, of joy or sadness. In Philippians, Paul reminds us how God surrendered absolute control of divinity to become vulnerable and enter into our messy world as one of us. To celebrate God as Emmanuel, God with us, is a radical pronouncement of God's love for us and a letting go of control, which is required to risk profound love.
Third Sunday of Advent, Rejoicing in God The Christmas story begins under the shadow of some unexpected and seemingly unpleasant circumstances. Fear, anger, and a loss for words would be understandable responses from a young woman in a situation similar to that of Mary of Nazareth. But Mary does something unexpected: she "rejoices in God!"
Second Sunday of Advent, Faith vs. Certainty As the final forerunner to announcing God's reign, John the Baptist plays an important role in the history of salvation. Yet, while in prison, John's certainty about Jesus wavers. He sends some of his own disciples to question if Jesus is the Messiah.
First Sunday of Advent, A Prophet's Challenge Some of life's patterns are comforting and assuring, like the rising and setting of the sun, while others can be disconcerting, like a powerful storm.
And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
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Disturb us, Lord, when We are too pleased with ourselves, [...]
It has been an honor to be a part of and serve the Catholic Community at UC San Diego.... God truly blessed me with a wonderful trove of moments, experiences, and people.... [M]y favorite...[being] the moment of community. That instant when people come together and become the body of Christ inside and outside the Newman Center.... [T]hese moments...are remembered and cherished because of the people we love and the bond that we share.... [T]hank you....for...[those] moments.... For Christ I've met and seen in...[you].
I’ve been blessed to cross paths with you, the most extraordinary and wonderful children of God whose impact has changed my life for the better. It is in each of you that I see the majesty and glory of Heaven, the very Presence of God, the true Beatific Vision.
Even though we will be apart, if we continue to sing at Mass and for the glory of God, we will always be singing together as one. And that sentiment will always bring joy and peace into my life.