Advent 2016: A summons to fruitfulness

Bishop Jose Garcia, director of church relations at Bread for the World, preaching at the culmination of El Camino - an event to highlight our nation's immigration crisis, Tarren Munoz for Bread for the World.

Editor’s note: During Advent, Bread for the World is sharing meditations written by the Society of Saint John the Evangelist – a monastic community of The Episcopal Church & The Anglican Church of Canada.

Each day, Bread will post a picture, meditation, and word of the day. Bread members are encouraged to participate and help create the Global Advent Calendar via social media. On Twitter and Instagram, tag your image/prayer #adventword plus the tag for the day. On Facebook go to the AdventWord Page and write on page using #adventword and the tag for the day.

Word of the Day: Abide

Hashtag of the Day: #AdventWord #Abide

Meditation: God’s invitation for us to abide in God as God abides in us is not an invitation to settle down and get comfortable. It is a call to mission, a summons to fruitfulness. We are meant to share the fruits of the divine life with others.

Br. David Vryhof

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