The First Sunday of Advent is the first day of the Church year and marks the beginning of our journey toward Christmas. We prepare for everything we consider important… and how we prepare for Christmas says something about what our priorities are.
How will you prepare for Christmas this year? What will be most important? The gifts? The food? Avoiding family drama? The tree and decorations? The manger? Midnight Mass?
Here’s an idea: Make this Advent a life-changing time in your life. Allow God’s grace to touch you and your life in a new way, to transform you in ways you know you need and ways unexpected.
Make the most important part of this Christmas spiritual renewal.
I thought this was going to be one of the more sane years I have experienced since I started speaking 20 years ago. But it turned out to be one of the busiest years of my life. I need the Lord to lead me to peaceful waters and restore my soul this Advent and Christmas. Join me.
May God bless you and all those you love. Let us never lose sight of how blessed we are, and mindful of our blessings may gratitude be our constant state.