To all of my readers in the Low Country of South Carolina, I hope you will consider joining us for a day of reflection to look more intently at the ways we "prepare the way of the Lord" in our day-to-day lives. How does the "waiting" we experience during the Season of Advent translate over into the way we live our lives throughout the rest of the year?
My prayers have begun as I prepare for this upcoming event. I am praying for myself--that I will be a faithful ambassador of Christ and proclaim the Good News of Salvation faithfully at this day of reflection (and always). I am also praying for each of the attendees (hopefully, we have some). When we enter into a day such as this wrapped in prayer, we are certain to see the Holy Spirit move powerfully in our midst.
Please remember--the day is being hosted by the Women of St. Francis but it is open to ALL. This is an appeal to men in particular. Do something out of the ordinary for your spiritual life. Make the time to come. It will be worth your while.
I will be giving three talks during the course of the day. We will also share a meal together. While I realize that the event is just ten days away from Christmas, this will be an inspirational boost that will greatly enhance your celebration of Christmas.
I understand that the people of my new parish have only heard a couple of homilies from me to base their judgment about whether or not to invest time to attend this day of reflection. If any of the people from Wyoming or Missouri who have attended any of my workshops, retreats, days of recollection, or parish missions would like to write an endorsement in the comment section (below) to encourage parishioners to attend, it would be most appreciated.