Saturday, December 20
Advent weekday: O Key of David (O Clavis Davidica)
We have the power
The world is full of sighing people, disappointed in efforts that seem to amount to nothing. “If only we had more money, control, say in what happens!” Maybe the “juice” isn’t what’s lacking. Maybe it’s faith. God invites us to participate in the authority of the universe: the power to forgive sin. Forgiveness is the big key that unlocks every door. But too often it sits there, under-utilized. We pray today: O Key of David, give us courage to give and receive the forgiveness you have gained for us.
Today’s readings: Isaiah 7:10-14; Luke 1:26-38 (196). “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.”