During Advent the Church celebrates three comings of Christ: the historical coming of Jesus Christ born 2000 years ago (Memory), the Second Coming (Majesty), and his coming into our lives now (Mystery). Manger scenes, Christmas trees, pageants, and Advent calendars remind us of His first coming. The Second Coming stays pretty goodnessmuch under our radar. Did you get up this morning thinking “Today might be the Second Coming”? What should hit us between the eyes is the Mystery of Christ. God can mysteriously sneak up on us in thousands of ways: lyrics of a song, advice of a friend, opportunity for service, collections for the needy, a hug, an idea, a gorgeous sky, a new snowfall, Scripture, prayer, and more.  Memory, Majesty, Mystery. Three M’s—the sound of good things to eat. May your Advent be filled with good things because of your goodness!


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  1. Sister Celine Bundschuh on December 8, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Love these 3 M’s and you incorporated them nicely into St. Richard’s Christmas program. Thank you, Sister Mary Valerie 🙂

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