The Best Thing About Advent

So we are embarking upon a BRAND NEW liturgical season with brand new graces. This Advent is not the same as last Advent. God has new gifts to give and new graces to bestow.

One of the big gifts that God gives during this time is the gift of peace. He gives it in a special way during this time if we want to receive it. That's why Advent is a time of preparation, to get our hearts ready for the birth of Jesus. You wouldn't invite someone over to your house for dinner and then not clean your house and prepare it. So this time is a gift given to us by God to clean and prepare our souls for His coming.

One of the ways we can prepare is by going to Confession at least once during this time. When we make a good confession, it cleans, heals and restores us to the friendship of God. There is no better way to prepare than by making a good Confession and living in that grace.

So, I hope this Advent is one of peace, joy and quiet anticipation for the birth of Jesus within your heart.

See Pope Benedict's thoughts on Advent

Comments

michele said…
That's a good reminder to us all. I think we need to take some time away from all of the shopping, cooking, and partying during the holidays, and make more time to prepare ourselves sacramentally for the coming of Christ.

You're definitely right. What better way to start of the new liturgical year than with a fresh start and renewed graces through the Sacrament of Reconcilliation?

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