(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" “The trouble with the world is me.” - St Catherine of Siena

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reflecting On Advent

As we travel through this earthly sphere and are confronted with many challenges and obstacles to our spiritual and eternal well-being, the prophet Isaiah reminds us to take comfort knowing that there is a loving God, who sent His only Son to take on human flesh, to live among, us, to suffer and die a cruel and painful death on our behalf, and to rise from the dead in order to restore life – all of this to atone for our sins and to reinstate the opportunity for each of us to reclaim our heavenly inheritance – one we do not deserve and could never earn.

He is our good Shepherd who when we stumble and fall, is ever present and ready to forgive us, to pick us up, to hold us in His arms, and to lead and welcome us home  - if we but humble ourselves and ask.

Relying on God’s grace, may we use the rest of Advent to prepare a place in our hearts for the infant King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, our loving Savior, Jesus Christ! He has already saved space in His Sacred Heart for each of us.

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