|My housemates and I at the Disney Store |
before going to see Once.
|The Crazy Christmas display in the Bronx.|
|Rockefeller Center Tree|
And, I spent the day walking with a friend to many of the tourist sites in Manhattan while discussing our hopes for the future of the Congregation.
At our Chapter in 2011, my Congregation decided that they would do what they could to create an "Enduring Future." This year, I was invited to preach at our Advent Reflection Series the Wednesday before Christmas. I'm sharing the text of that preaching with you, as I think we, as the Dominican Order, are working to create an Enduring Future together.
A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.
Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in hasteto a town of Judah,where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting,the infant leaped in her womb,and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
"Blessed are you among women,
And how does this happen to me,
For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,
Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled."
The Good News of our God.