The first week of Advent begins on November 27th. Below is the first of four reflections to help form you as a disciple of Jesus, and prepare you for His coming on Christmas. God Bless you on your Advent Journey.
Week One: Labor and Work
Stay awake! This command comes from our Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent. Jesus warns his disciples to stay awake because they do not know when Christ will come back. It is true that we don't know when Christ will come at the end of time, but we do know that we celebrate his first coming to us at Christmas. Advent is the time of preparation for Christmas. Staying awake and preparation both imply that some effort is required on our part. When we decide to serve Christ as missionary disciples, we have to be ready for hard work. Spend some time in prayer this week asking Jesus for the grace and strength to serve Him as a missionary disciple.
Are you looking for a quiet place to pray? Our Adoration Chapel in the old convent at St. Joseph Church (the corner of 1st and B Streets) is open for Adoration and prayer from 8am - 5pm every day.
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