Daily Christmas Prayer - Sacred Advent

Friday, December 13, 2019
Saint Lucy

Today’s reflection is excerpted from 2020: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Amy Welborn.

I, the LORD, your God,
teach you what is for your good,
and lead you on the way you should go.
—Isaiah 48:17

I read a book about mammoths. Specifically, about the centuries it took to figure out what the huge bones discovered in places as widespread as Siberia, Ohio, and Mexico actually were. Their discoverers were unfamiliar with elephants, and their vision of what creatures these could possibly be was limited by their convictions about the age of the earth. I don’t have any deep interest in paleontology, but I am interested in knowledge, learning, and changing understanding. How is my vision limited? Is my certainty actually blinding me? Are my assumptions closing me off from God’s wisdom? Am I ready to let the Lord teach me?

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