December 13, 2013 │
Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent
Mary’s Inner Voice
The commandments of God are written upon our very hearts. Deep within us, we humans discover a law which we have not laid upon ourselves, but which we must obey. The voice of this law
sounds in our hearts at the moments in life when we most need it. It calls us always to do what is good and to avoid evil. For we have in our hearts a law inscribed by God.
Mary learned in her girlhood to listen to this voice. There in her conscience, like us, she was alone with God, whose voice echoed in her depths. Following that voice, Mary discovered the
“light of life,” and so will we. Indeed, if we but follow that voice, we will be like a tree planted near the running stream, yielding fruit in due season, our leaves never fading, our souls never dry and weary.
Indeed, those who follow God’s voice will have the light of life.
Share with others or ponder alone
What is your own experience of being nourished and supportedby God? What gifts has God given you? What “running stream” waters your soul in times of dryness?
We are the running stream for one another. We are the ones
who support and nourish each other. Today, make a conscious effort to prepare
for Christmas by reaching out to someone who you know needs this support.
Used with permission
Author: Bill Huebsch
Prayer for today
God of light, your voice echoes in my depths. Help me today
to listen to that voice and follow it. Amen.