Dec 6, 2019
“And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken”
-Isaiah 40: 5
As the first week of Advent comes to a close, now is a good time to reflect on how our Advent season is going so far. What’s the true meaning of this season? How are we preparing for the coming of our Lord?
At my Bible study on Wednesday nights, we always begin by sharing about the best moment we had in our week, the worst moment in our week, and where we saw God working in that week. As my friends and I discussed, it seemed that all of us had a really crazy and busy week! We’re all juggling so much. With school activities, work, Christmas shopping, spending time with friends and family, and trying to get a healthy 8 hours of sleep at night, this is a very hectic time of year!
The external environment around us is so noisy, especially as we prepare for all of the holiday festivities at Christmas. Yet, the season of Advent means so much more than the hustle and bustle of daily life. Advent is a time to quiet our hearts and prepare for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in Christmas. Advent is a time to reflect on the true joy and peace that the Lord has to offer!
How do we prepare and make room for Christ?
As a parish family, we prepare together and patiently wait for the glory of the Lord to be revealed to us.
I pray that you have a peaceful, joyful, prayerful, and warm Advent season.
P.S. Check out some of my very favorite videos about Advent and the Sacrament of Reconciliation: