Friday, November 25, 2011
Prepare the way of the Lord.
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.
And all people will see God’s salvation.’” Luke 3: 4-6
Advent is a time of preparation as we wait for the coming of the Christ Child. During this time we will decorate our homes and prepare our shopping lists, we will prepare our special projects select our favorite recipes to share with family and friends. From all outside appearances everything will look as it should. But, will we have taken the time we needed to prepare our hearts and our souls for his coming. Will we have used this time for prayer and reflection? Will we have prepared the way of the Lord? Will we be ready to receive his grace?
Joy, hope, peace and love.
May these be the gifts we give and receive this advent season.
"Dear children! Today I desire to give you hope and joy. Everything that is around you, little children, leads you towards worldly things but I desire to lead you towards a time of grace, so that through this time you may be all the closer to my Son, that He can lead you towards His love and eternal life, for which every heart yearns. You, little children, pray and may this time for you be one of grace for your soul. Thank you for having responded to my call." BVM, Medjugorje,Message of November 25, 2011