As we start our new Liturgical Year the Gospel urges us to stay alert and stay awake. It is easy for us to just enter the yearly routine and just start the usual celebrations of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and so on… Yet this cycle has purpose, and it does have one focal point, Christ. It is this mystery of Christ that year after year we are asked to contemplate and move deeper in this relationship with Him. So do not just dose off in the usual routine but stay vigilant and watch for what Jesus is offering you this year. Use this time so to get deeper in this relationship with Christ. This time of Advent is provided for us so to ask ourselves how are we preparing for God’s second coming? Are we prepared to enter His kingdom?
Therefore, as we are still in the start of this liturgical year try to think about what you wish to work upon this year. If there is something you wish to change in yourself or around you or if there is something in your Christian life that you wish to understand more so to be able to live it in a better way. This is how we remain vigilant, how we remain awake.
Let the Holy Spirit guide you in the stirrings of the heart so to find what is asked of you this year this present moment.
Wish you all a Blessed Time filled with Grace and Good Health!
Fr Sergio Fenech