In this fourth and last week of Advent we celebrate the theme of love. This is what we have been working toward for the last three weeks. We have been given hope of a better world. We have seen that peace is possible. We have rejoiced in the message of transformation. This week we learn how all that is possible. Love is the simple, yet powerful force that changes the world. God’s love is what holds us all together. In the words of Mary,
“His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
Luke 1: 50-55
There is not much to say this week about love. God loves us. We are called to love one another. It is as simple as it is difficult. If we are truly filled with the love that God gives us, this world will be made new. The gift of Jesus changed the world. It should change us as well.
‘Love is a song that never ends
One simple theme repeating
Like the voice of a heavenly choir
Love’s sweet music flows on’