Today is the First Sunday of Advent. As we begin a new Liturgical Year in the Church, indeed a Year of Grace, we should all be striving ever more to live in the Grace of God. This new beginning of the Church Year is an opportunity for us all to resolve to learn more about our beloved Catholic Faith, to understand more deeply the incredible Mystery of the Holy Mass, and to thrive on the Sacramental Graces available to us.
Don’t get caught up in the pointless rat race to find the best gift for this or that person. Understand that the presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist is the greatest of all Gifts. It is the efficacious sign of our salvation. It is the Source and Summit of our Faith. Instead of getting caught up in the pursuit of what you may “get” for Christmas, get caught up in what you can GIVE to God in celebration of the Incarnation of His Son. How about a heart and soul cleansed from sin? How about a deeper study of Sacred Scripture? It’s a new Church Year, and opportunities abound!
For the Greater Glory of God,