Advent: A Season Of Hope, Anticipation

November 28, 2010 is the beginning of Advent, which is a preparatory season for the waiting and preparing for the something greater. The coming of our Lord, not only waiting for his birth but for his promised return to earth. During Advent, the faithful, are called to:

to prepare themselves worthily to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord’s coming into the world as the incarnate God of love,

thus to make their souls fitting abodes for the Redeemer coming in Holy Communion and through grace, and

thereby to make themselves ready for His final coming as judge, at death and at the end of the world.

I have written before about the need for America to return to God, just as Glenn Beck has often called us to return to our faith as it is possibly the most important time in our history. We have a President who chooses to refrain from mentioning our creator. Obama, with his intentional deletion of the word “creator” gives many to think that he feels our rights come from the government or by him, himself. Which has led many to refer to him as having a “messiah complex.”
So please, in these perilous times we live in, it is most important that we turn our eyes and hearts to heaven and graciously and humbly await our greatest gift.

O God, by whose word all things are sanctified,
pour forth thy blessing upon this wreath
and grant that we who use it may prepare our hearts
for the Coming of Christ,
and may receive from thee abundant graces.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

6 responses to “Advent: A Season Of Hope, Anticipation

  1. Obama like manhy on the left want to replace God with the government. We need to remember that God has a plan for all of us. We have a purpose.

    • Yes, Kevin..many do believe that, how disparaging this must be to God to see his children deny his existence. Its like the atheist that during this season promote their agenda to take away from those who truly believe…

  2. Great reminders Erica for us to be patient and be alert for our Lord. This year marks a new beginning for me. I will take this time to prepare and anticipate with excitement the coming of our Lord. It’s a time I hope that many Catholics will come home to God. His House is always open. He longs for us to be with Him.

    • I so agree T, seeing people come home would truly be a blessed site to behold. I too, am prepared and await anxiously to be in his loving light…

  3. Now, more than ever, Erica. Wonderful post, we can rally, we can picket, we can boycott, we can write Senators and Congressmen and women, and we should speak out. But, I believe it is always time to look up! Prayer is the most powerful thing we can do and preparing for that is so important. Confession and repentance of our sin and expectation that our Father will do something wonderful is the greatest service we can give to our country. Thank you!

    • You are most welcomed! Your comment is beautifully stated and yes, now we must not only speak out but more importantly look upward for the divine intercession in our lives and pray that we are guided by the Holy Spirit. One who shed us blood for us..

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