Tuesday, November 29, 2016
We begin Advent with the Liturgy telling us to "Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come." Here we are not thinking of just celebrating the birthday of Jesus at Christmas, but we are to be prepared for His second coming. We do not know when that will be, but we are urged to be prepared.
The Collect for today's Liturgy is worth reflecting on today:
"Look with favor, Lord God. on our petitions, and in our trials grant us your compassionate help, that, consoled by the presence of your Son, whose coming we now await, we may be tainted no longer by the corruption of former ways."
Advent is also a time to examen our conscience to see how we have been responding to the ways Jesus calls us; are we attentive to hear what God wants for each of us. Remember the God's first language is silence. We need to cultivate silence during Advent to be able to hear the voice of God speaking inside of us.