Anticipating His Coming – Your Weekly Reflection from CMMB
This Sunday’s gospel introduces us to John the Baptist, who appears in the desert of Judea preaching of the coming of the Lord. John’s words urged reflection, action and change. Like John, every one of us is called to be a prophet of Christ, to follow in his footsteps every day by the way we live, love and share with others. We are his messengers, helping to transform our world by bringing his love to bear on every situation in our everyday life. That’s what discipleship is all about.
In our work, we are blessed to bear witness to so many acts of love, sacrifice and generosity, and to see so many examples of discipleship in action:
The care and dedication of our volunteer doctors, nurses, engineers, public health professionals and administrators that serve at health facilities in extremely remote and impoverished communities.
The hard work of our community health workers, women and men who have faced the challenges of extreme poverty and nevertheless take the initiative to become trained leaders and to help others live healthier and more dignified lives.
The support of our extraordinary partners, starting with local communities and including national and local governments, corporations, organizations, foundations, and individual donors who play a key role in our efforts to positively influence global health.
Advent is a journey that brings us closer as a community, and closer to Jesus, one day at a time. On this second Sunday of Advent, let us light a candle, take a pause, and think about our place with the Lord, and our place with others.
CMMB/Healthier Lives Worldwide