Why are we waiting?

We have begun the Season of Advent in the year of Our Lord 2013, and we are still waiting. What are we waiting for, and why?

The Lord has come; the Lord has redeemed us on the Cross; so why do we begin again this annual cycle of reading the Old Testament prophecies about the coming of the Messiah?

Are we play-acting, pretending to wait for that which is already here? Of course not. We are doing two important things.

First, we are entering into liturgical anamnesis — a remembrance which is more than a mere recalling of events. Continue reading.

Sr Catherine Wybourne is a Benedictine nun of Benedictine nun from Holy Trinity Monastery, Howton Grove Priory, U.K. 

Source: iBenedictines

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