Speak Lord: Of faith and care

Detail from Standing Cross. Iona Abbey. (c) 2011, Allen Morris.
Every time I pray for all of you, I pray with joy, remembering how you have helped to spread the Good News from the day you first heard it right up to the present. I am quite certain that the One who began this good work in you will see that it is finished when the Day of Christ Jesus comes; and God knows how much I miss you all, loving you as Christ Jesus loves you. My prayer is that your love for each other may increase more and more and never stop improving your knowledge and deepening your perception so that you can always recognise what is best. This will help you to become pure and blameless, and prepare you for the Day of Christ, when you will reach the perfect goodness which Jesus Christ produces in us for the glory and praise of God
2nd Reading for the 2nd Sunday of Advent
Philippians 1:4-6,8-11

St Paul testifies to the love that binds the Church together and that is our communion with God.

It is a love that is shared for our benefit, and it is a love that we are called to share in our turn.

Giving and receiving, we live and grow.

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