18 Dec 2017
Great Days of Advent – December 19th
When God said to Abram, “Go!”, what did he want to say? He certainly did not say to distance himself from his family or withdraw from the world. Abram received a compelling invitation, a challenge, to leave everything and go to a new land. What is this “new land” for us today, if not a more just and friendly society which you, young people, deeply desire and wish to build to the very ends of the earth?
O Root of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God’s love for all his people:
come to save us without delay!