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Lord may I work with you in a spirit of trust, together building a vision for my life . Open the doors of my my heart to allow you to come & speak to me.
My I take time to connect with you, my self, and others so that the road ahead becomes clearer Help me to be amazed by you & know that you are amazed by me. May I find time to think and explore the bigger questions, always willing to learn about you and how I relate myself and to others. No matter what happens may I imitate you and be an instrument of your Love and Compassion. Give me the generosity of spirt to offer all that I am in the service of my sisters and brothers. Guide me along the right path, showing me how to navigate the course of life and discover my true destination, my true identity, my mission on this earth. Amen

Reflection for Young People
Hearts that carry Joy - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mary set out and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? For the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’
Luke 1:39-44
Mary is the one we look to as the true example of a witness to Jesus Christ. She shows us clearly what is at the heart of a Christian Vocation - a Yes to God's plan for my life which is a Gift to be shared with others. When we say yes to God in a spirit of generosity and look beyond ourselves we are truly carriers of Christ, bearers of the Good News, agents of Gospel care. We sow the seeds of Joy in a world that needs to regain its smile.
Questions for you ?
When you see others in need how do you respond?
How can you as a young person bring the Love of God to other in real ways?
What are the gifts and talents you have that could bring Joy to others.
Could you see yourself giving your life to Christ as a bearer of his of hope and joy to people as priest or religious?
Do you trust that God's plan for you will be fulfilled?

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