4th Sunday in Advent

Published on Dec 30th, 2011 by Austin Keith | 0

Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent and realize that our period of waiting is almost over. Our Gospel from St. Luke, today’s passage, takes us back to our childhood as we hear of the Angel Gabriel announcing to Our Blessed Virgin Mary that she would bear a Son and name Him Jesus. We also are told that Elizabeth, now old and thought baron is to bear a child and name him, John! Such simplistic beauty in a story that literally “changed” our world. As story that we have heard over and over again yet, still as mesmerizing as the first time we heard it!

With such a little time left, let us attempt to truly pur aside the craziness of our  shopping and grand planning to focus on the miracle of Christmas: God’s most generous gift to His world. A Son to teach us about being human and challenges us to look always to the Divine! Let us take advantage of the time we have left to be thankful for today; not anticipating the tomorrows of our individual lives, but to live fully today. For as the old song goes: “Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King!”

IN closing today, I want to take this opportunity to personally ask each of you to please pray and search your hearts prior to making your Christmas Offering to our Church. As Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, our Christmas collection needs to be especially substantial in order that we may meet our financial obligations. Our goal is $100,000.00!! Please be a generous as your can safely afford.

May God Bless You,

Father John