COMING CLOSER TO CHRIST: John the Baptist kept on pointing to Jesus, not to himself, bearing witness to Jesus, not to himself, trying to get them to look at Jesus and believe in him. We are called to be partners in building up Christ’s Kingdom, but he is the Savior of the world, not us. We, like St. John the Baptist, are simply called to point to him—in our words, in our way of life and in our works.
SERVING OTHERS: The warmth of Advent hope awaiting Christmas is also contrasted by the shivering discomfort of many displaced people living on our streets. Consider stocking your car with packs of socks, coats, and blankets to be ready to serve Christ on our streets. Let the warmth of God’s love be felt in body as well as spirit!