November 28, 2020

Four Weeks To A Joyful Christmas 🕯🕯🕯🕯

🕯Advent Begins🕯
Watch, therefore; you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning. May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’”- read Mark 13: 33-37


WORDS FROM THE SUCCESSOR OF PETER aka Pope Francis


Today (weekend of Nov.29) Advent begins, the liturgical time which prepares us for Christmas, inviting us to lift our gaze and open our hearts to welcome Jesus. During Advent we do not just live in anticipation of Christmas; we are also called to rekindle the anticipation of the glorious return of Christ — when He will return at the end of time — preparing ourselves, with consistent and courageous choices, for the final encounter with Him. We remember Christmas, we await the glorious return of Christ, and also our personal encounter: the day in which the Lord will call. During these four weeks, we are called to leave behind a resigned and routine way of life and to go forth, nourishing hope, nourishing dreams for a new future. This is a favourable time to open our hearts, to ask ourselves concrete questions about how and for whom we expend our lives. (Angelus, 2 December 2018) - from Vatican News