Sunday, November 27, 2011

Familliar Path, New Perspective

Happy New Year!  Yeah, I know.  But it's the first week of Advent, which marks the beginning of the Liturgical Year.  This year, we Catholics began using a new translation of the Mass...a bit of an adventure to be sure.  It is a beautiful translation, though, and I'm looking forward to growing comfortable with it in the coming months.

I'm a little embarrassed to admit what I'm about to share, but I'm too excited to keep it to myself.  I purchased a new Bible a few weeks ago.  It's my first Catholic Edition Bible.  I have continued to use my trusty NIV, even though I have been Catholic for nearly 16 years.  I am using this Advent as a jumping-off point to re-discover scripture.  It's been several years since my last "read-through" of the Bible.  I've grown, and God has led me down some paths that I never imagined even existed.  I've read, seen, heard, and experienced a lot during these years, and it has changed me.  My companion resources are different now, and the actual translation is new for me, too.   I can't wait to see what treasures I will uncover this time through!

So, in the spirit of expectation and new beginnings that Advent holds, I wish you a blessed Advent.  Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

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