Sunday, December 16, 2012

Make Your Requests Known to God

Today is the Third Sunday of Advent.  The Readings are full of expectant hopefulness.  I read the second reading today.  And with the Sandy Hook Massacre in mind, St. Paul's letter to the Philippians was poignant.

The Lord is near.
Have no anxiety at all, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
make your requests known to God.
Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

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