Advent is a season of preparation. We deck the halls of our homes and prepare festive meals for celebrations of Christmas. As Catholics, our Advent scriptures call us into a deeper internal spiritual preparation for the time or revelation when Christ will come again.
We are called to “be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at peace.” 2 Peter 3:14
I follow the Ten Commandments. I am basically a good person. Isn’t that enough for me to be ready?
“For of those to whom much is given much is required.” Luke 12:48
Jesus calls us into relationship with him…and true relationship goes way beyond following a given list of rules. True relationship involves thoughtful, honest communication and dialogue. Unfortunately, we can’t call or text Jesus to ask him what we need to do better, but we can make the time to turn to him in contemplation and prayer.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is that experience which enables us to have direct dialogue with Christ when we have fallen short. Our prayerful examination of conscience brings us to the moments of insight and growth. Are my actions and decisions functions of my relationship with Christ or are they merely based on my own needs and desires? Join us for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday, December 21 at 7 PM at St. Isidore.