Editorial Sr Rani Kurian
Soon we will start the many preparations for the Christmas celebration. However, the time of Advent invites us to journey towards Christmas by preparing our heart and mind to welcome the God among us and within us.
Do not be afraid
Eternal Wisdom, desiring to show the unconditional love of God, became human and became one among us. A humble beginning in simplicity, uncertainty, suffering and insecurity. A manifestation of God’s love and joy in total vulnerability, non-welcome and poverty.
In a world marked by sufferings, violence, forced migration, ecological crises etc.., as Daughters of Wisdom desiring to witness to the Reign of God, welcoming “God hidden in our neighbor” once again we are invited to turn to God to hear him saying “Do not be afraid”. Yes, “do not be afraid” to open our hearts to welcome the Spirit of God who fills us with God’s love and compassion.
In the Gospel, we see that God’s presence is often announced with an invitation to let go of the fear within, to respond to the call of God leading to inner transformation and change. At the invitation of Pope Francis, we have begun a journey towards a Synodal church of communion, participation and mission. In this walking together in a shared search for Christ in Scripture, prayer and common life as Daughters of Wisdom, let us begin a new journey in faith to contribute to the work of creative Wisdom. RL-8—
God with us
God continues to manifest his loving presence in the present reality of the World. But as Richard Rohr writes “we’re almost always somewhere else. We are either reprocessing the past or worrying about the future. If we watch our mind, it doesn’t think many original thoughts. We just keep thinking in the same problematic ways that our minds love to operate.
Don’t forget to make space in your life to recognize the richness of your basic nature, to see the purity of your being and let its innate qualities of love, compassion, and wisdom naturally emerge. Nurture this recognition as you would a small seedling. Allow it to grow and flourish. . . “
Unless we open our hearts and mind to see the present reality captivated by the love of God we will miss to respond to it and to be a loving presence to our Brothers and Sisters in need.
Joy to the world
May the celebration Christmas fill us with the joy of once again offering the total gift of ourselves to God by letting Incarnate Wisdom grow within us, in order to be the Good News of love and compassion for humanity whom God loved so much.
 Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation November12, 2021