Daily reflection for Wednesday of the 1st Week of Advent
By: Sr. J. K. Osiyemi, EHJ
Reflection for Wednesday December 1 2021
Feeding and helping the poor is one of the compassionate works I can do during Advent as I wait with eager longing for the coming of Jesus. Yes, Advent season is a time of showing love and compassion. After all, Jesus the Great Provider feeds me daily with the nourishment I need. He cares about my spiritual and material needs. He heals my ailments. He knows my innermost needs even when I do not tell him. What hunger of mine do I want Jesus to satisfy today? Have I ever been involved with others in practical Christianity? Do I notice the needs and desires of those around me? Do I see those who hunger for my love, forgiveness, and attention?
LET US PRAY
Lord Jesus, help me to see what I most need you to supply me. Help me to understand that my wants are not always my needs. Grant me healing of mind and body. Give me a compassionate heart that cares warmly for the poor and needy. I desire to contribute to the healing of the world by practicing compassion and justice. Help me to be able to care for my neigbours who are hungry for my love understanding and mentoring. Amen.