Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Second Sunday of Advent


Advent is the time  to make this preparation by repenting of our sins, and renewing our lives through prayer, penance, and sharing our blessing with others. Alexander Pope wrote: “What does it profit me if Jesus is reborn in thousands of cribs all over the world and not reborn in our heart?” It means that Jesus must be reborn in our heart, during Advent and everyday of our lives, sharing his kindness, love, mercy, forgiveness, compassion and spirit of humble service through our lives.
John the Baptist challenges us in our superficial attempts at change and demands that, while obeying the commandments faithfully, we must correct our relationships with others - our friends, brothers,sisters, parents, etc. Let us then follow John’s advice, let us  prepare our hearts and live our lives with sensitivity to the promptings of the Spirit in us.

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