As we experience the final Sunday of Advent – where Mary says “yes” to God – we are invited to explore our own hearts, our own responses.
Do we say “Yes” to God? To hope? To tomorrow?
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB says Advent gives us pause to consider such questions:
Advent relieves us of our commitment to the frenetic in a fast-paced world. It slows us down. It makes us think. It makes us look beyond today to the “great tomorrow” of life.
Without Advent, moved only by the race to nowhere that exhausts the world around us, we could be so frantic with trying to consume and control this life that we fail to develop within ourselves a taste for the spirit that does not die and will not slip through our fingers like melted snow. …
Advent asks the question, what is it for which you are spending your life? What is the star you are following now? And where is that star in its present radiance in your life leading you? Is it a place that is really comprehensive enough to equal the breadth of the human soul?
Let’s end this Advent series on those questions. That is, What star will you follow now? How will you say “Yes” in 2015?