O God of Unexpected Places, fill us with the strength and conviction to find you as we journey through this Advent season.
Juan Diego was not sure who was guiding him, yet he persevered, bringing the gift of flowers. Many today face similar uncertainties: the immigrant, the person being trafficked, the victim of abuse, victims of typhoons and tornadoes. Who are the Juan Diegos in our life? If we open our mantel of love, what might we find? In faith and trust, we move forward with gifts of love, patience, awareness, sensitivity, compassion.
-- Sr. Mary Beth Niehaus