Whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the Scriptures
we might have hope.
Advent Reflection: Tying it all together
We live in an age and a time where history is very short. It can be hard to remember an event from last year, let alone from last century or from a number of centuries. It seems all too important to think about now. Progress. Moving Forward. It is all about today. Not about yesterday or tomorrow.
Saint Paul in today’s second reading reminds us how throughout the centuries we have been taught over and over again by God. We have been given all we need to know God. More importantly, despite all of the troubles today, we can see that in many ways, those troubles are not unique to our time. They have been a problem for a long time. Likely they will be a problem in the future.
God’s message is one of hope. Despite our sin, God saves. Despite the struggles of our age, our shortcomings, and the problems all over the world, God is worthy and pours out grace, love and hope. God loves us and pours out to us hope for today and tomorrow. As you think about this advent reflection, think about how God loves you more than you can know, and that this is a great reason for hope.
Each day during the season of Advent, you will find advent reflections from faculty and students at Christian Brothers College High School. To find all the reflections, go to our Advent Reflections page.