There are no available contacts

    Email Invitations

    Your Info

    Recipient(s) Info

    If entering more than one email address, separate each address with a comma.

    You can also choose your own contacts from Google or Microsoft Outlook. Don’t worry, only your selected contacts will be invited.

    Gmail Outlook
    To:

    Other Ways to Share

    Amazing Possibilities - Beast Advent Ever

    Amazing Possibilities

    This year’s BEST ADVENT EVER content is drawn from Matthew Kelly’s new book: Rediscover the Saints.

    Order a Copy Today 

    A Powerful Collaboration

    The first message of Advent is to be fully present and fully awake to who you are, to who God is, and to all the amazing possibilities—if we collaborate together. And we want your friends and family to collaborate, too!

    Invite Your Friends

    View Video Transcript: English Spanish

    Transcript

    This year we're going to talk about the theme of amazing possibilities. In today's Gospel, Jesus talks about the days of Noah and how everyone's just carrying on eating and drinking, and he alludes to the idea that they're just sort of asleep. They're just sort of wandering through life, sort of sleepwalking through life. And then at the end he says, “Stay awake.”

    And so on this first day of the year--new year for the Church, first day of the year for the Church--we have a new beginning, and the first message that God has for us is “stay awake,” or it might be “wake up,” you know, because we might have fallen asleep. We might have started to just sort of sleepwalk through life.

    When you think about your day and you think about all the things you do, it's amazing how many things we do unconsciously. It's amazing how many things that we're not like fully awake for. Like I was shaving this morning, but it's sort of an automatic thing, right? There's a lot of other things going on in my mind: things that are going to happen today, meetings I've got today, things going on with the children today, you know, and maybe popping back and thinking about something that happened yesterday as well.

    And so, how many minutes of each day are we actually fully awake, like fully present to who and what is happening right before us right now? And that's the first message of Advent--is stay awake or wake up and be present and be conscious and be aware of who you are and who God is and the amazing possibilities if we collaborate together.

    Transcript (Español)

    Este año vamos a hablar sobre posibilidades maravillosas. En el Evangelio de hoy, Jesús habla de los días de Noé y de cómo la gente se entregaba a la complacencia, comiendo y bebiendo: y alude a la idea de que andaban como dormidos. Andaban deambulando por la vida, como sonámbulos. Al final Jesús dice: «Estén despiertos».

    Y así entonces, este primer día del año —un año nuevo para la Iglesia, el primer día del año para la Iglesia— tenemos un nuevo inicio y el primer mensaje que Dios tiene para nosotros es «estén despiertos», o podría ser «despierten», saben, porque pudimos habernos quedado dormidos. Pudimos haber empezado a caminar como sonámbulos por la vida.

    Cuando piensas acerca de tu día y en todas las cosas que haces, es sorprendente ver todo lo que hacemos de manera inconsciente. Es sorprendente ver que no estamos totalmente despiertos ante muchísimas cosas. Como cuando me estaba afeitando esta mañana, es más bien algo automático, ¿verdad? Me pasaban muchas cosas por la cabeza: lo que va a suceder hoy, las reuniones que tengo, lo que está pasando ahora con los niños, sabes, y tal vez pensamientos que van y vienen sobre algo que ocurrió ayer, también.

    Entonces, ¿cuántos minutos de cada día estamos totalmente despiertos, completamente presentes para quién y para lo que está pasando justo ante nosotros en este preciso momento? Y ese es el primer mensaje de Adviento; es estar despiertos o despertar y estar presentes y conscientes de quiénes somos y de quién es Dios; y de las posibilidades maravillosas que existen si colaboramos.