Reflection 11

Text (Gospel Story) December 13th, 2015 

The crowds asked John the Baptist, “What should we do?” He answered, “Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.”… Now the people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ. John answered them all, saying, “I am baptising you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”...Exhorting them in many other ways, he preached the good news to the people.

Sharing the Mission

Blessed Rosalie Rendu said: “One night I dreamed that I stood at the judgment seat of God. He received me with great severity and was about to pronounce my sentence   to perdition, when suddenly I was surrounded by an immense throng of persons   carrying old shoes, hats, and clothing which they showed to God and said, ‘She gave us all these things!’ Then God looked at me and said, ‘Because you gave all these old clothes in My Name, I open heaven to you. Enter, for all eternity!”

Discussion

Ask your conference to spend some time discussing and affirming the work of our Vinnies Centres.

Action

If you have not visited a local Vinnies Centre for some time, consider a visit this week to thank the volunteers

Prayer

(Leader)       As our Advent journey continues, we turn in hope to Christ and ask,

(Together)  Lord Jesus, what should we do?

(Leader)       Watch over all children, that they may know your love,

(Together) Come, Lord Jesus, and do not delay. (Leader)        Protect all who are abused and neglected, (Together)  Come, Lord Jesus, and do not delay.

(Leader)       Strengthen all Vincentians in their efforts to reveal your love,

(Together)  Come, Lord Jesus, and do not delay.