2 Dec 2010

Advent Reflections - What does Advent mean to me?


Advent is a time of preparation, a time in the Church's Liturgical Calender, when we take a closer look at our journey in the Lord. Our walk with God is a daily commitment, a daily encounter with Jesus, following Him in order to receive Him in whatever form He may come to us.


In Advent we are reminded daily in the Readings & Psalms at Mass of Jesus 2nd Coming. These readings exhort us to be watchful- to always have an awareness that Jesus is coming back. Mt.ch.24:42 tells us 'stay awake because you do not know the day when your Master is coming'. Advent helps us focus on how we can prepare & develop the true self for Eternal Life.


Sometimes I say the following Prayer.


LORD I LONG FOR MY HEAVENLY HOME,
BUT LORD, I'M PREPARED TO WAIT,
UNTIL THE FINAL SUMMONS COMES FROM THEE.

Anne

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