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Monday of the First Week of Advent

Monday of the First Week of Advent

Readings: Isaiah Chapter 4 verses 2-6 / Psalm 122 verses 1-3, 4BCD, & 5-9 / Matthew Chapter 8 verses 5-11

‘Lord I was not worthy to receive you but only say the word and I shall be healed’. Or ‘Lord, I am  not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed’.

Sound familiar? Whichever words you use, no matter how you say these words, they are the words that are uttered prior to receiving communion. Sisters and brothers in our parish in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Parish of Saints Francis & Clare at this time we say, ‘Lord I was not worthy to receive you but you have said the word and I have been healed’.

Friends we come broken and we come full and complete. We come to the table to find ourselves looking to be made totally whole even when we find ourselves incomplete at times. We come to the table for understanding yearning to experience our life in the gift of the Creator in creation of all that is around us, through us and in us through Jesus of Nazareth.

We are worthy! We have been called! Even when we are out of it and not ourselves, Jesus calls us. The table is ready. Come!

+Michael

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