Saturday, December 1, 2012

Devotion for today: Prepare ye the way of the Lord

Memory Awakens Hope

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

“Advent is concerned with that very connection
between memory and hope which is so necessary to
 man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most
profound and emotional memory within us, namely,
 the memory of the God who became a child. This is a
 healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the
 Church’s year is continually to rehearse her great
history of memories, to awaken the heart’s memory
so that it can discern the star of hope.”

(Seek That Which is Above, 1986)

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