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The living Spirit
Seven centuries before Christ, the prophet Isaiah announced that with the coming of Christ, the Son of God who would become man, the final phase of history would begin. How long will it last? We do not know the answer to that question but St Paul tells us that we are now in that time, that hour.
All creatures were dead, as it were, useless for men or for the praise of God, who made them. The world, contrary to its true destiny, was corrupted and tainted by the acts of men who served idols.
To me, Advent is the season of the poor. Poverty has not been created by God. We are the ones who have created poverty.
The Spirit prays in us. Of course we pray as well. We say our words and, when we use the psalms, we say the ancient hallowed words which have been lovingly passed down.