The prophet Isaiah invites us and ‘all the nations’ to go up to the ‘house of God,’ the place where God dwells (Isaiah 2:2).  For the ancient Israelites it was the tabernacle, then the temple.  For us the place where God dwells may be the church, or the natural world, or the inner depths of our hearts.  It is the place to which we must return to learn to live well.

-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE

Today’s word “House” is also featured in today’s AdventWord.


We encourage you to join the AdventWord international community of prayer, collected in reflections by Virginia Theological Seminary and connections. AdventWord provides visual and written meditations during the liturgical season of Advent.

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