Let's pray some, moral musings

He knew where his salvation lay. He understood that he was a lamp, and he was afraid of being quenched by the wind of pride.

John the voice and Christ the Word

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from the Office of Readings, Sunday, 3rd Week of Advent. Sermon by St. Augustine

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2 thoughts on “from the Office of Readings, Sunday, 3rd Week of Advent. Sermon by St. Augustine

  1. mf says:

    Ho cercato qualcosa che potesse aiutarmi ad esprimere in inglese i miei pensieri, e ho trovato la riflessione di un sacerdote.
    Ti scrivo qui sotto una parte del suo testo.
    Le parole sono sue, la voce però è mia!

    What does ‘to prepare the way’ mean, except to pray as you ought, to be humble
    minded? Take an example of humility from John himself. He is thought to be the
    Christ, but he says he is not what people think…
    This is beautiful imagery which we can easily apply to our own lives. Are we
    holding a torch for Christ: an expression of love? Yet we too may fear that
    through our own pride or indeed the pressures of our all too secular world may
    blow out that flame of love and leave us in the darkness, far from the healing light
    of Christ. Sometimes our Faith can seem tiny and such a small part of our
    everyday lives, and yet we know, deep in our hearts, that we must protect and
    nourish that flame and allow it to grow ever brighter. Such that we become the
    light for others to follow and, through our own witness, others may see the way to
    the Lord.

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