Advent is a time of waiting. We wait to celebrate our Lord’s coming among us 2,000 years ago. And we await Jesus’ coming at the end of time (3:Jeremiah 33:14-16; Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28,34-36). Waiting is not something modern man does very well. Thanks to modern technology we get what we want almost right away. For information, we simply google our questions. We can have products and mail shipped over-night. Fast food restaurants are everywhere. We can take pictures and selfies without having to have rolls of film developed. And we can text messages immediately and post our activities on Facebook for everyone to see.
So why not use this season of Advent to slow down and wait for God to come into your lives? A little more time in the evening praying, reading the Bible, or relaxing with your family in a shared activity would do wonders for the stress so many of you are facing. I know it would be a challenge for you, but I know the good Lord would be there for you. Be generous with your time with God and your family, for I know God will bless you in return. God loves a generous giver as St. Paul says. And God will not be outdone in generosity.
“Love for God here consists in loving him more than
any created thing — loving him better than our own life.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars