The Advent season reminds us in our readings of Jesus’ coming. As such, we have been taught that this is a threefold coming. We prepare for him coming into our humanity at Christmas. We prepare for his Second Coming at the end of time. And very importantly, we prepare for his coming into our hearts each day if we let him.
The age in which we live is between his first coming into our humanity at his Nativity and his second coming at the end of time. Yet for most people they spend so much time preparing for Christmas, his coming into our lives daily can be neglected. I would like to share with you this story.
A man spent his entire life working for a company that built houses. He was about to retire, working on his last house, and he didn’t care what kind of job he did. He figured it didn’t matter since they couldn’t fire him or penalize him. So he did a sloppy job, cut corners, used cheap materials doing a lot of careless work. When he retired, the company surprised him and gave him that house as a present. Had he only known that this house was his retirement gift, he would have done things much differently.
What kind of house are you building for God this Advent ?
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.