'Tis The Season

Called Advent

I know many people today are convinced we are in the “holiday season” even though there is no such thing. And we are still not in the Christmas Season. Today marks the beginning of Advent. As it notes in the ordo:

“Advent has a two-fold character, for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time.”

Whenever we speak of the Second Coming it means we should have our souls ready for Judgment. Hopefully the next few weeks will be a time of Penance and Preparation for the Second Coming by Catholics and not a time of “carousing and drunkenness” as the secular world has made it. It is not a time of parties and shopping but a time to get on our knees and beg forgiveness!

Come Lord Jesus, Come!