MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO
December 1, 2019
May Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, who came into the world to bring peace to all God’s people, be with you!
Now that Thanksgiving Day is behind us, we now enter into a spiritual season of grace. Today is the first day of the season of Advent. During the Advent season, we prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Our reading for today encourages us to “walk in the light of the Lord!” We do this so when Jesus Christ does come, we are ready to receive Him without hesitation.
“Walking in the light of the Lord” means several things: spiritual preparation and maintenance; walk in action doing good and charitable things; sharing one’s faith with others. We can do these things by attending Mass in addition to Sunday Mass; pray the rosary; write a note to someone expressing your gratitude for being in your life or write to someone to let them know you are thinking of them. We can also demonstrate “walking in the light of the Lord” by partaking in the Advent Giving Tree.
This time of the year we will hear many Christmas songs and commercials. May we remember the real reason for the season of Advent: Jesus Christ coming into our world and lives.
Have a blessed Advent season!
Peace and blessings, Msgr. Britto
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