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Advent Candle

My Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, The first Sunday of Advent is our liturgical new year celebration. Once again, the cycle of salvation begins. Let us adapt and adopt a regular custom and make some new year resolutions. The mystery of God taking flesh is the whole point of our holiday celebration—although secular society may not realize it. Jesus came into the world to taste everything human. He was like us in all things except sin. That means that even now we can find God in our day-to-day human activities. In the daily struggle to lead a decent human life, we need divine help and companionship. He still is with us. Especially in the sacraments, in the word proclaimed, the bread and wine consecrated and truly made His sacred Body and Blood. Let our Advent resolution be not to look for God high above the clouds in the distance.…

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1st Sunday of Advent

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “The days are coming!” God’s Word is insistent in today’s liturgy for the opening of the Advent Season. XXX number of shopping days left till the “holidays”, says our secular society. Often they do not use the term Christmas. That’s probably for the best in order not to confuse things. The new age we expect is one in which love, charity and justice are the top priority; not balance sheets and sales records and the accumulation of things. Jesus was born among the poor and destitute to teach us to reorder our priorities. What we are preparing for is a moment when the “losers” (shepherds and carpenters) come out ahead and the “Big Shots” (Herod and the Romans) suffer want and are left out? The “Day of the Lord “ will really shake things up! Are you ready? To be sure, let us…

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