Skip to main content

Quatrième dimanche de l'Avent

Read an Advent meditation in English.

Luc 1:46-55

Et Marie dit: Mon âme exalte le Seigneur,
Et mon esprit se réjouit en Dieu, mon Sauveur,
Parce qu'il a jeté les yeux sur la bassesse de sa servante.

Car voici, désormais toutes les générations me diront bienheureuse,
Parce que le Tout Puissant a fait pour moi de grandes choses. Son nom est saint,
Et sa miséricorde s'étend d'âge en âge Sur ceux qui le craignent.

Il a déployé la force de son bras;
Il a dispersé ceux qui avaient dans le coeur des pensées orgueilleuses.
Il a renversé les puissants de leurs trônes, Et il a élevé les humbles.
Il a rassasié de biens les affamés, Et il a renvoyé les riches à vide.

Il a secouru Israël, son serviteur,
Et il s'est souvenu de sa miséricorde, -
Comme il l'avait dit à nos pères, -
Envers Abraham et sa postérité pour toujours.


Popular posts from this blog

Movie Review: A Better Life - Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part review of A Better Life. The first part dealt more with the background issue of illegal immigration, whereas this part focuses more on the movie itself.

In the movie, neither the undocumented immigrants (representative of all the undocumented, but particularly those with upright motives) nor the police (representative of the legal system, including courts, prisons, and immigration) is entirely at fault. Both are stuck in an imperfect, human system.

The viewer is led to sympathize with the undocumented man, an honest landscaper who wants nothing but to work hard so that his one son can have a better life. He’s away from home; his wife left him when his son was little; he has next to nothing; when he does acquire something (a lawn business and pickup with equipment) it gets stolen from him. And yet, the movie does not excuse what he does wrong nor does it try to show him as a man victimized and ruined by the consequences of his actions.

Apart fr…


Read this in English.





今週初めて黒澤明の『隠し砦の三悪人』という映画を見ました。この三悪人とは、だれですか? 三船敏郎が演じる真壁六郎太(まかべろくたろう)と二人の百姓です。この3人の登場人物の関係はとても面白くて、全ての人間の弱さも愛される性質も示します。