First Sunday of Advent
We tend to look up when we think to watch for Jesus to come. We tend to look to the sky; we tend to look to the heavens. We look up there; we look out there. We look to the great beyond.
Remind us to look around us as well. Remind us to look at the people who surround us. Help us see how Jesus comes to us in them. Help us see him in those who live in the ways he taught in his words and actions. Especially help us see him in those who need our love, grace, empathy, and mercy, in those who need us to share our presence and resources with them.
Help us faithfully look for Jesus to come from heaven one day.
Help us faithfully look for him to come to us here on earth in this day.