What “tidings of comfort” can you share?

Fourth Tuesday of Advent, 22 December 2020

In today’s reflection, Waiting in Joyful Hope author Michelle Francl-Donnay reflects on Luke 1:46, Hannah’s song, the Apophthegmata Patrum, and finding the gift/loss balance.

In the comments section below, share your own response to today’s scripture, Francl-Donnay’s reflection, or the accompanying meditation prompt.

2 thoughts on “What “tidings of comfort” can you share?”

  1. This is an easier question for me. Tidings of comfort. I am forever comforted by the fact that God loves me unconditionally, that He/She is always with me, and that God answers all prayers, not always the answer we want but He always answers. This morning I heard that someone I know, a relative of my husband had Covid 19 and was in the ICU of a local hospital. She is 50 years old and has asthma and diabetes. I can do nothing but pray for her. At first I feel helpless but then realize that prayer is more powerful than anything. This brings me much comfort. Thank you God for always hearing our prayers.

  2. I freely admit I need to spend more time with Hannah and Mary’s Magnificat prayers. My spiritual director suggested it. Then here are the readings. And, I came across- more like, was led to- a website called Magnificat- a group of Catholic women. It all feels rather nebulous at the moment, but I trust that God will make clear His intentions. In the meantime, my soul proclaims the greatness of God for sending His Son to save me, for answering so many of my prayers, for creating this beautiful world and providing so many wonderful people.

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