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Dear Henri, Arriving and In Thin Space — Advent Week 3, Day 25

A maskil[b] of Ethan the Ezrahite. 1 I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known    through all generations.2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever,    that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.3 You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,    I have sworn to David my servant,4 ‘I will establish…

Dear Henri, Echoing and Calling Out — Advent Week 3, Day 22

5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,    whose hope is in the Lord their God. 6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth,    the sea, and everything in them—    he remains faithful forever.7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed    and gives food to the hungry.The Lord sets prisoners free,8     the Lord gives sight to the blind,the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,    the Lord loves the righteous.9 The Lord watches over the foreigner    and sustains the…

Dear Henri, Reflecting — Advent Week 3, Day 21

14 Sing, Daughter Zion;    shout aloud, Israel!Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,    Daughter Jerusalem!15 The Lord has taken away your punishment,    he has turned back your enemy.The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you;    never again will you fear any harm.16 On that day    they will say to Jerusalem,“Do not fear, Zion;    do not let your hands hang limp.17 The Lord your God is with you,    the Mighty Warrior who saves.He…

Dear Henri, Demanding and Waiting — Advent Week 3, Day 19

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,    because the Lord has anointed me    to proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,    to proclaim freedom for the captives    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor    and the day of vengeance of our God,to comfort all who mourn,3     and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them…

Dear Henri, Alone and In the Barrens — Advent Week 3, Day 19

The Jordan River In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,    make straight paths for him.’”[a] 4 John’s clothes were made of…

Dear Henri, Friends and Holy Imagination — Advent Week 3, Day 18

Henri Houwen and Jean Vanier, 1987 7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9 Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will…