2019 St. Julians Daily Advent Reflections
Event Time: Dec 3 at 12:00 am
4 He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
5 Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Reflection by Lauren Greenwade
This passage in the bible is encouraging in this time of extreme unrest in the world. I have a friend, who is not a believer, and to watch her continuously struggle with her life, breaks my heart. She does not comprehend or appreciate, “let us walk in the light of the Lord,” which is how I choose to live my life. Most Christians (especially Episcopalians) live a life based on trying to achieve this goal of walking in the light of the Lord. It does not mean there are not tremendous struggles, and realities of life, but it encourages us to have our faith to lift us back up. Jesus did not live an easy life and we must remember that about his journey. His belief in the Father was never wavering. I believe this is one of my greatest struggles when I lean toward doubt, is not to remember to always give it to God and let Him help me through whatever I am facing. My wise spiritual director is always, always reminding me to give up trying to handle things on my own. She advises me to give it up in prayer to God, which always assist the situation. Why my own ego will not encourage me this prayerful step – is my greatest struggle. My prayer for all of you, and for myself, this season of advent is to “Let go and Let God.”