Friday, November 28, 2008

Daily Office Reflection: Coming Full Circle

Psalms 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-12(13); Zechariah 14:1-11; Romans 15:7-13; Luke 19:28-40

A part of me thinks that we are given an odd choice of readings today, in particular our Gospel selection. For we have Jesus' triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, with rejoicing and praise and pomp and majesty, with of course, the underlying drumbeat of discontent from the pharisees. We are about to enter into the four weeks of Advent, the beginning of the journey, and we are being given the start of the end of the journey today.

But perhaps that is not odd. Perhaps we are coming around the circle to the starting point again. To get to that starting point we have to think about and journey through the end point. The two are inextricably linked and we shouldn't forget that point. God's love for us is as great at the beginning of the journey as it is at the end. We just have to be in and part of the circle to be on that journey and begin to understand the depth and grandeur of that love.

Copyright 2008, John F. Dwyer. All Rights Reserved.

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