“Everything that belongs to the spouse belongs to the bride as well. So also everything that belongs to the Lord, no matter how much it is, He entrusts to you. Yet you do not understand this nor do you perceive your dignity…”
Egyptian monk and hermit
I absolutely love today’s great feast. The thought that Our Lord reigns supreme makes me giddy, because I know—I know—that no matter how we might choose to treat Him…no matter the indifference, the ingratitude, the sin…
He is a king and He loves His subjects.
He rules with dignity, grace and tremendous mercy…and—perhaps most reassuring of all—doesn’t beat us over the head with His jeweled scepter, despite our really needing it at times.
Therefore, in honor of today’s great feast, I’d like to give away two very special books. One is a copy of December’s Magnificat—an extra copy that I bought over the counter because it took them forever to mail me mine, and I worried they hadn’t received my renewal.
There is no way in, well, hell that I’d go through Advent without my beloved Magnificat. Consequently I made a special trip to Leaflet Missal, (“the Jesus store,” my children call it), and then received my copy in the mail two days later.
Doesn’t it figure?
This book makes Advent a rich, rich experience. The daily prayers, the meditations, the O Antiphons come December 17th…well, I love it all and wish the same for you.
So enter the giveaway for a chance to win…and if you don’t win the December issue of Magnificat, (which will come with a complimentary copy of the Advent companion, by the way!), then you might try for the other item in the giveaway, which is a copy of the prayer book, Mother Love.
(I have two.)
(I don’t need two.)
All you need do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on this post. If you felt truly inspired, though, you could tell us your favorite Advent tradition…because I, for one, would love to hear it.
Oh, and the giveaway will end tomorrow (Monday) at midnight so I can get the books in the mail ASAP. Good luck and have a blessed Advent!