𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 — 𝗦𝗶𝘅 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗨𝗻𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱, 𝗛𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝘁 𝗜𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸
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From Father Michael . . .
When I was growing up, my family would often host various holiday gatherings. Inevitably, when Thanksgiving or Christmas rolled around and we were on to host, the family would go into an all-out cleanup mode. Suddenly, everyone had extra chores, and I still remember that my job was to Windex the tabletops and vacuum the carpets. The family went full court press on cleanup and our hope was to prepare a home worthy of receiving our extended family and honored guests.
We can make the same connection with the season of Advent. This Liturgical season is meant to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus Christ on Christmas day. St. John the Baptist proclaims, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” His mission was much the same: to prepare people to receive Jesus through the gift of repentance. Hence, if we’re wondering how to prepare for Christmas, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is always a beautiful way to prepare to receive Jesus.
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