First Sunday of Advent
As we anticipate the celebration of the coming of your Son to Bethlehem’s manger and as we anticipate the coming of your Son when he gathers all things and all of his people to himself, let us anticipate his coming to us right here and right now.
Let us be especially mindful of how he comes to us in people on whom we are inclined to look down rather than in whom we are inclined to look for you, namely the weak, the poor, the oppressed, and the vulnerable among us.
As we look up in anticipation of your Second Coming, let us also look around for the people in whom you will come to us today.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!