Fourth Sunday of Advent 2022

The unpredictable introduces amazing things into the fabric of an upright man’s daily existence. God, the Absolutely Unpredictable One, chooses the scandal of dwelling in a virgin and of disrupting Joseph’s sleep with divine visitations. Why he decides to enter the lives of the upright in startling ways remains a mystery. He bursts unpredictably into…

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Fourth Sunday of Advent 2021

Experiencing the Impossible Lk. 1:39-45 «Faced with the angel’s announcement, Mary welcomed the improbable, the unforeseen, the impossible, because, after all, life is nothing but waiting without an object» (Simone Weil). In order for there to be an event, in order for the other–the surprising–to reveal itself for what it is, one must experience the… Read more »

Second Sunday of Advent 2021

All humanity will see the salvation of God Luke 3:1-6 The word of God dwells in the desert and in people who are silent. “God is supremely indifferent to what human beings construct, but out of love he sends his word to them uncontaminated by civilization, and this word enables them to handle what is… Read more »

First Sunday of Advent 2021

Advent: A Time of Surprises Lk. 21:25-28, 34-36 Advent should help us become more aware that what counts in life is an attitude of openness and availability to realities much vaster than we are, so that the life within us–like a mustard seed–can develop more and more and accomplish its work of purification and liberation…. Read more »