December 04, 2021
I have been preparing for the winter snow. We know that it is coming for sure, so why not prepare? Shovels are ready in the garage. Snowblower is tuned up. Snow scraper is in the car. Winter coat, hat, and gloves are all ready by the door. You have no doubt, made some preparations yourself. Now, since it is already the Second Sunday of Advent, are we just as prepared for the coming of Christ?
Maybe you have given some thought about what to buy as gifts for family and friends. You might have purchased some decorations or hung lights outside your house. You may even have the tree up! But have you prepared for Christ? His coming is far more important than the coming of snow and is just as certain. Preparing with gifts and decorations is a good thing, but have you prepared the gift of your heart for someone in need? Have you decorated your life with acts of kindness to others? Have you taken some time to nourish yourself spiritually by attending an event like our Advent series: FOLLOW the STAR: An Advent Journey with the Wise Men? It is taking place starting this Sunday, December 5th, and continuing Sundays, December 12, 19 after the 11 AM Mass in the meeting room below the Church. What a great way to join with deacon Greg and our parish family, share lunch, and learn more about Jesus, the baby in the manger.
Preparing for Christmas should bring joy to each of us. May you be filled with joy as you encounter Christ in new ways while preparing the way for His coming!
PS - And if you are wondering about the young men in the picture with all that snow, they are members of the football team at Wilmot Union High School in Wisconsin. On a recent 'snow-day,' their coach called each of them on the phone and told them to get ready to shovel snow. And they did! They shoveled dozens of driveways for many people who needed that helping hand. Now that is a great way to prepare for the coming of Christ!