Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent

December 13, 2016

Today’s Thought from Scripture:  Psalm 34:9-10

O fear the Lord, you his holy ones,  for those who fear him have no want. The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Teresa-21As we gather together at the end of the day, the twinkle of lights and aroma of greenery enriches family time, as we revel in the joyful anticipation of the season. In today’s meditation from ASTC, however, we find the Sisters ripping up the carpets of their new facility, unwilling to enjoy luxuries that their Sisters in other parts of the world did not enjoy (p.43). As Christians, we have responsibility to our brothers and sisters as well – each in a way appropriate to our means and our particular vocation. This means something different for each person.

How is God asking you to identify more closely with those who have less?

Blessed, Holy Trinity,

your angels travel throughout the world,

guarding and guiding your children

in good times and bad.

Help me to see my circumstances this week

as a cause for joy,

an opportunity to practice contentment in everything I do.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!

To read the full readings for today, click here.


Advent Reflections Courtesy of:

heidi-2013Heidi is a wife and adoptive mother, contributing writer to WINE, and author of Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta and the follow-up companion, Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Servant, released January 2017). Heidi received a graduate degree in theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit in 2012, having converted to the Catholic faith in 1995 from the evangelical tradition. She met her husband, Craig, at the University of Michigan Ballroom Dance Club, and lives with her family (including two special-needs teenagers, a longsuffering Aussie shepherd and a snuggly Chiweenie) near South Bend, Indiana.