If Not Now, When?

Monday of the Third Week of Advent

December 16, 2019

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Today, in Mercy, Numbers gives us this beautiful verse:

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(I leave just that with you, to pray with if you wish, because I am cheating a bit tonight. I want to run ahead to prepare for the O Antiphons. So I am sending a second reflection to encourage you to run there with me.)

Music for today’s passage: 

If Not Now, Then When – Tracy Chapman – a song perhaps reflective of our impatience with God to perform the miracles that we might want. (Lyrics below)

If not now then when?
If not today then
Why make your promises ?
A love declared for days to come
Is as good as none.

You can wait ’til morning comes.
You can wait for the new day.
You can wait and lose this heart.
You can wait and soon be sorry.

Now love’s the only thing that’s free.
We must take it where it’s found.
Pretty soon it may be costly.

If not now what then?
We all must live our lives
Always feeling
Always thinking
The moment has arrived!

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