~Charles S. Lauer
Today, the First Sunday of Advent, marks the beginning of a new Church year. Are we fully immersed in the culture of consumerism and chaos recuperating from Gray Thursday, Black Friday, and preparing for Cyber Monday, or have we truly entered into the journey of holiness?
The quote from Charles S. Lauer reminded me that Jesus simply invites us to "Come and See." We are not forced to follow; we are invited. The Season of Advent provides an excellent opportunity for each of us to reflect upon our response to the invitation. In what ways will we effectively prepare the way of the Lord in our individual lives during this Advent Season?
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
Are we enthusiastic about our faith and the Good News of Salvation?