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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.



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December 03, 2007



How do you do that? It's like you're sitting in a room with God, and we overhear you speaking love with Him, but invitedly so!

You've made me think of how it was that Mary of Magdala had eyes and ears well before others did.. as did the beloved disciple, John, as did --above all-- His mother. The Magdalen lost her sight and hearing briefly in her horrendous grief, but He brought her to life again, as always, in His own but now risen life. He can do that -- and wills to do that -- for any of us here in His Advent, if we would keep sale flyers out of our eyes and jingle bells out of our ears for these weeks as best we can. We mean so well, but we lose Him in the crush. Amen, sharpen our vision and tune our ears, Lord.


We do experience a true exchange, a mystical exchange. Advent is such a blessed season, when we can really experience the truth of the fact that with God, there is no time - we wait in joyful hope, in anticipation, of the arrival of He Who already lives in our hearts and souls.

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