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09.12 2018

 

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Quote from Pope Francis in Gaudate et Exsultate

"Do not be afraid of holiness. It will take away none of your energy, vitality or joy. On the contrary, you will become what the Father had in mind when he created you, and you will be faithful to your deepest self."

 

 

An Advent thought

Advent, for the Celtic church, started on the eve of 15 November, 40 days before Christmas, mirroring in their timing the relationship between Lent and Easter.

It is traditionally believed that their Advent focused on what is called the "three comings of Christ" :-

The first coming was the incarnation, which is what Christmas is all about.

The second coming was the coming of Christ into our own selves. This was not just a single event for the Celtic Christians, what the modern church may call 'conversion' or 'becoming a Christian', but it was a continual activity in every part of our lives on a daily basis. It might even need to happen multiple times a day, and in every decision that is made. This isn't about eternal salvation; this is about Christ being intrinsically involved and interwoven in every part and aspect of our everyday lives.

The third coming is the return of Christ at the end of all things as we know it, as described in the book of Revelation.

(From David Cole's book, Celtic Advent)

There's some food for thought...