Tag Archives: Advent

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.