Saturday, December 1, 2007
Advent , A time to " walk in the light of the Lord!"
Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent but for twenty years now I have gone made an Advent retreat on the first Saturday of December. I began giving the retreat for others and now we always have an invited guest speaker. It helps to stop, be silent, and prepare to "walk in the light of the Lord!"
Only one candle is lit each week, but by the end of Advent all four candles are lit on the Advent wreaths; we, too, have increased our preparation for the coming of the Lord and are lit up from within with a desire that has grown increasingly during the four weeks of Advent. Let us say often, "Come, Lord Jesus, and do not delay!"
The first reading for Sunday invites us to "Come, let us climb the Lord's mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths...come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!"
Today is a day of preparation for this holy season of Advent. Let us discern what is needed in our lives to "walk in the light of the Lord!" Climbing the Lord's mountain is never easy unless we "walk in the light of the Lord!"