Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Third Sunday of Advent

An excerpt from the  message of Pope Benedict during the Angelus at St. Peter's square...

On this Third Sunday of Advent the liturgy proposes a passage from the Letter of St. James that opens with this exhortation: "Be constant, my brothers, until the coming of the Lord" (James 5:7). It seems to me more important than ever in our days to underscore the importance of constancy and patience, virtues that belonged to the generation of our fathers but which are less popular today in a world that instead exalts change and the capacity always to adapt to new situations. ...Advent calls us to strengthen that interior tenacity, that resistance of the soul that permits us not to despair in waiting for some good thing that is late in coming, but to expect it, indeed, to prepare for its arrival with an active confidence.
So dear brothers and sisters let us live this message of Pope Benedict XVI as our food for the soul during this season of Advent.

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