Are you strong in the Lord and mighty in his power?
Do you recognize the enemy?
Are you ready to stand firm with the Lord?
As we reach the halfway point of our Advent journey, I hope you recognize that I am challenging each one of us in these reflections to prepare the way of the Lord by rooting sin out of our lives. God chose us in Christ before the world began to be holy and blameless in his sight. Let us continue to grow in holiness. What actions are needed from each of us in regard to the three questions listed above?
St. Augustine said, "The very habit of sin does not allow them to see the evil which they do. Hence, they live as if they no longer believed in the existence of God, of heaven, hell, or eternity. And behold, after an evil habit is contracted, the sins, which before excited horror, are now viewed with indifference."