Thursday, December 13, 2007

Be not afraid

In a homily during Advent of 2003, John Paul II, reiterated the importance of hoping and not fearing.
"Fear not, I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13). God's promise, echoed by the Prophet was entirely fulfilled in the birth of Jesus at Bethlehem. For this reason, we need not fear. The season we are living of Advent encourages us to hope."
The editor of Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Pope John Paul II, suggests that we "identify what it is that (we) most fear" and "give it to the Christ Child today."

We can humbly approach the manger and ask the Christ Child to protect us as He was protected in all His poverty and need.


Divine Mercy said...


Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks. Actually, thank the late Holy Father! :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful...I will ponder and do just that.

Marie said...

My biggest fear is offending God that is why The Sacrament of Penance is SO important for me and hopefully for us all.

God is so good and such a loving Father He gave us a Sacrament that will restore what WE have broken.

Wonderful Reflection Thankyou Dymphna:)

Peace to you:)


Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks, Marie! Thanks, Jennifer!

Dymphna's favorite quotes

"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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