Daily Bread

From Today's Office
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.
Luke 1:68–71
In Advent, then, we wait for something that has already happened in sure and certain knowledge that it will happen again, and again, and again. It is this certainly that underpins the New Testament concept of hope.
Paula Gooder, The Meaning is in the Waiting
—Paula Gooder, The Meaning is in the Waiting
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

Lord, I want to endure to the end. Grant me grace to stand steadfastly and patiently in all the trials and difficulties of this life. I trust you for the grace to stand and bear testimony, and to speak your words. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

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