Passion for life is fueled by the joy of seeking Christ in the church (ecclesiology), the grace of living Christ (Christology) in the ordinariness of life, and the hope of arriving at our final home one day (eschatology). Enamored of God, my eyes are opened to his presence in the changing culture of our time. He is there. He is present. He is alive!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Quote: Advent 2012
"Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the Church’s year is continually to rehearse her great history of memories, to awaken the heart’s memory so that it can discern the star of hope.…
It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope." -- Pope Benedict XVI