Sunday, December 14, 2008

marymajor's Advent Calendar: December 18

December 18

What mind can comprehend this mystery? What tongue describe this wondrous grace? Iniquity returns to the ways of innocence, old age to newness of life. Strangers are received into adoption as sons, and they without claim enter upon an inheritance. The evil-living begin to live as righteous, the parsimonious become bountiful, the incontinent chaste, and the earthly heaven minded.

What is this transformation unless the witness of the Hand of God?

-St. Leo, Pope and Doctor