The season of Advent is about to begin. A time of waiting, of being alert, awake and attentive, a time of hope. We keep watch for Christ’s coming in our every day lives.
I say to all: Stay awake and prepare the way of the Lord (Mark 13: 35)
Advent invites us to slow down, and be present to somebody physically or in spirit.
Be with someone who needs you
Be with a person who gives hope
Be with those in pain
Be with the homeless
Be with someone who has written to you
Be with someone in your family
Be with men and women who are in prison
Be with those who are abused or neglected
‘Let us look deep within ourselves and yearn for a second incarnation to take place within us.
We must trust in God and abandon ourselves to him alone’ (R.R. Nicolas Barré)
Let us pray: God of light, shine forth,
Show us how to bring hope to others.
God of mercy, help us to comfort people and to share in their joy.
God of hope, make us an Advent people, preparing the way for life in all its fullness.