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The time of the spirit - Meditation for Monday of Advent I

Late autumn afternoon sun in a woods.

We ask thy grace, O God, that we may make due use of this holy time….

Grant we may be watchful at this time above all others,
in avoiding everything that can be injurious to our neighbor,
whether in afflicting, or giving scandal or drawing into sin, or casting blemish on reputation;
but in all things, O God, may we follow the spirit of charity,
being forward in bringing comfort and relief to all,
as far as their circumstances shall require, and ours permit.

Grant, O Lord, that thus we may prepare to meet our redeemer.

The Time of the Spirit
by George Emery, Richard Harries and Kallistos Ware (1984)

The readings for Monday of Advent I (30 Nov 2015) are:
Psalm:1, 2, and 3
OT: Amos 2:6-16
NT: 2 Peter 1:1-11
Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11
(We are not using the readings for the Feast of Saint Andrew.)

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I am grateful to receive the Meditations. They are especially needed at this time due to what is happening throughout the world at this time. Thank you.

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