Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Impossible is Possible

Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
The calf and the young lion shall browse together,
with a little child to guide them.
~ Taken from Isaiah 11:1-10

Today we hear about opposites attracting, about the less likely companions becoming friends or at least being at peace with one another.

When we find peace within ourselves, we become the kind of people that can live at peace with others, even the most unlikely.1

Pope Francis, this morning in his daily homily, urged those present to reflect on how the peace of which the prophet Isaiah speaks of “is a peace that is so moving, it is a peace of joy, a peace of praise,” which we can also say is “noisy, in praise, a peace that bears fruit in becoming a mother of new children.”........

This peace “comes precisely in the joy of praise for the Trinity, and of evangelization, of going to the people to tell them who Jesus is,” noted the Pope, drawing attention to Jesus’ “dogmatic declaration” in the Gospel when he affirms to his father that “you decided to reveal Yourself not to the wise, but to the little ones.” 2.
During this first week of Advent, let us pray for the peace we might need to be at peace with those we are not.

1. Adapted from Peace Pilgrim Quotes 



Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Thank You Daily Grace posting this.
Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Christmas day.
The Lord's Peace be with you always.

Michael said...

Amen DG! More people need to hear this!

God Bless you!