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Saturday, first Week of Advent, St. Francis Xavier

December 3, 2016

JMJ

Blessed St. Francis Xavier’s Day!

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You can find his story here

Jesse Tree
Abram/Abraham, Genesis 15:1-6
Suggested symbol: starry sky
The pictures I’m using can be downloaded in a printable file here:1jesse-tree-pictures

God called again,
and Terah’s son,
an aged man,
packed everything he had,
resumed the journey,
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coming to
the Promised Land–
without a son.

He longed for one.

God cut a covenant with him,
a promise of descendants
as abundant as the stars,
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of land
and blessing,
changed his name
to Abraham…

but kept him waiting
for a son,
on whom the promises
all hung.

He faced
impossibility
with faith
that was rewarded
by a miracle of life,
then did the same,
when God commanded him
to sacrifice
his son,
believing that
the God
who gave him life
could give it back
again*.
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When time was full,
on this same mountain
God the Father
gave His Son
in sacrifice
for Abraham
(and you
and me).

CrucifixSunset

Lord,
may my faith
transcend
impossibilities
relying on
your Love
to make a way
for things
too high
for me to dream.

*see Hebrews 11:19

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