My practice for the 3rd week of Advent

I will reflect on…

When John heard in prison of the works of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to him with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them. And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.” (Mt. 11:2-6)


“Jesus, I’m afraid of You, that You might be some kind of spectre.” Jesus always reassured me, but I was never quite certain. Strangely, the more unsure I was the more proofs Jesus gave that He was indeed the cause of it all. (Diary 122)

Every day (until the next Sunday), with the help of God’s grace:

  • I will try to be sincere in my conversation with God when I speak to Him about everything: about my desires and longings, about my doubts and fears, about the  uncertainties I have in my faith.
  • In my evening prayer, I will try to remind myself of those moments throughout the day that just passed when God gave me special signs of His presence and love for me.  I will thank Him for them and ask that He may increase my faith in His goodness.