“The manger was within me”
BY LAURALYN SOLANO
DAY 2: Lord, Let Us See Your Face | Saturday of the 2nd Week of Advent | 12.16.17
Take a look at the readings for today here. Today’s reflection is based on the first reading and the psalm.
- Sirach 48: 1-11. In those days, like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijah whose words were as a flaming furnace.
- Psalm 80: 2-19. Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
- Matthew 17:9-13. The Coming of Elijah
It was November of 1997, and I was a mess. I was fresh out of my teens having just turned twenty years old. I was also a single, unemployed, depressed mother of a brand new baby girl. It was also a time of great mercy, however, it seems like every power was working against me to receive it.
Alexandria was born…
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