The first two weeks of Advent has renewed my awareness of the urgency of the Gospel message. None of us know the time nor the hour when we shall be called from this earth. Are we ready if that call comes sooner rather than later? Do we have singleness of purpose to be a saint?
In my presentation yesterday I spoke a little about the events at Pentecost. Why? There is a sense of waiting and preparing in Advent that can be correlated with the waiting and preparation between the Ascension and Pentecost. Are we waiting with great expectation for God to move in our midst? The Incarnation and the descent of the Holy Spirit both bring grace and power into our lives. Are we receptive to the gift?
Finish the Season of Advent well. Begin your Christmas novena today so it concludes on Christmas Eve. Here is the link to one novena that will send the prayers straight to your e-mail each day, or you can just go to their website to get the prayers.