Saturday, December 6, 2014

Saturday of the First Week of Advent

Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!  ~Luke 11:28

"Keep God's word in this way. Let it enter into your very being, let it take possession of your desires and your whole way of life. Feed on goodness, and your soul will delight in its richness. Remember to eat your bread, or your heart will wither away. Fill your soul with richness and strength.

"If you keep the word of God in this way, it will also keep you. The Son with the Father will come to you. The great Prophet who will build the new Jerusalem will come, the one who makes all things new. This coming will fulfill what is written: As we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, we shall also bear the likeness of the heavenly man. Just as Adam’s sin spread through all mankind and took hold of all, so Christ, who created and redeemed all, will glorify all, once he takes possession of all."

~St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Dear Mary, Mother of the Incarnate Word, teach me your way of keeping God's Word.  Amen.

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