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Thought for the Day – 15 December – Friday in the Second Week of Advent – “The Golden Thread”

Thought for the Day – 15 December – Friday in the Second Week of Advent – “The Golden Thread”

The Golden Thread

All through the long ages that elapsed from the promise to the coming of the Redeemer, a golden thread of light from Heaven ran athwart their darkness.   In the chosen people of Israel, there ever prevailed a strong conviction of the coming of a Saviour, who was to deliver His people from all sin and evil. It was handed down from generation to generation and was again and again renewed by the inspired declarations of the Prophets of Israel.   Thus, God in His mercy never leaves Himself without a witness to reveal to men of goodwill the message of hope.

So through all the centuries that have passed since the coming of our Lord, the Catholic Church has been the golden thread of light amid the darkness of heresy and heathendom.   What a bright and glorious thread!   What a contrast to all around!   How it has, through God’s mercy, enlightened my life  ! How can I ever thank God sufficiently that, led by its Divine light, I am travelling on in peace and safety to the Heavenly Jerusalem!

So, too, there runs through the life of all those who are to attain at last to the eternal happiness of Heaven, a golden thread, which never wholly disappears, even though their steps may wander far from the right path.   Sometimes it is kindness to the poor; sometimes devotion to the holy souls; very often, it is a reverence to the Holy Mother of God that thus runs through the whole of life.   In my life, God has interwoven some such thread.   Do I follow it up with grateful perseverance?   (Fr Richard Clarke SJ)

Come Lord Jesus, my light, my life, I thank You!come lord jesus - 15 december 2017 - the golden thread

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