Every year on the second Sunday of Advent, our old friend John the Baptist comes to remind us it’s time again to repent (Luke 3:1-6). His message is just as timely today as it was 2,000 years ago. We have a continuing need to level the mountains of pride, arrogance, and selfishness that crop up in our hearts like the weeds appearing on a well-kept lawn. At the same time, we need to fill in the valleys of our spiritual laziness and indifference to God’s call to holiness. If we prepare, then God can “come” into our hearts. The best preparation is the sacrament of reconciliation or penance or confession. Confession is available [at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church] each Saturday from 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. or by calling the parish office for an appointment. If you prepare in this way, the Lord will surely bless your Christmas celebration.
- Fr. Carl
“The saints love everyone… Their hearts, inflamed with
Divine love, are dilated in proportion to the number of
souls that God puts in their way.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars