It’s the Weekly Update https://bit.ly/HangingOutatOLM OR http://flocknote.com/note/14487407 — Waking Up, Advent Schedule & Resource Page, Praying on Tuesday & Wednesday
While the world likes to rush to Christmas, we Catholics are invited to take an entire season, called Advent, to slow down and prepare ourselves for the great mystery before us.
The message of Advent for us is simple: “Wake up!”
Advent is a time to be reawakened to the great mystery of the Incarnation: God became man, in time and space and in documented history over 2,000 years ago. If this is indeed true, then Jesus Christ has changed everything.
The people of Israel often grew tired in their exile and in their seemingly endless wait on the Lord. But in His time, not ours, God showed up. And He still does today. For our sake, God indeed became man.
Consider watching this short less than 2-minute video (located on the Flocknote email) that speaks to the invitation of Advent to help us amidst our noisy, frenetic world of endless commercials and pings; What is our response? How will this season be different? What can I do differently? How can I put Christ at the center of my life again, or perhaps for the very first time? Let’s wake up this Advent season!
Have a wonderful first week of Advent. If you were traveling, keep an eye out for the posting of Father James’ weekend homily on our social media platforms. Don’t forget to check out the Advent Resource and Schedule page and to stop by to visit Jesus at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel or at daily Mass during the week.
Questions for Additional Reflection:
Where do you feel that you are living “on autopilot”? What’s one practical thing you can do to make this Advent different?
“He was born so that we might be reborn!”
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