Tuesday, December 2, 2014

"poverty and need are Advent attitudes"

"Those who look for for the fulfillment of God's promises out of a sense that they are entitled to them because of their intelligence, their virtue, their achievements, often discover to their cost that they were looking only for themselves - and it is themselves they find. Those who look for God in their poverty and need find themselves seeing what many longed to see but did not and what many longed to hear but did not. Poverty and need are Advent attitudes."

                       For the poor who are oppressed and the needy who groan
I myself will arise, says the Lord.
I will grant them the salvation for which they thirst...

It is you, O Lord, who will take us in your care
-  from Psalm 12 

(Magnificat, December 2014)