Coming Closer to Christ:
Sometimes we experience pessimism because no matter what we do we can’t seem to avoid suffering; painful things just keep happening to us and those we love. Sometimes we experience discouragement because we can’t seem to avoid sin; we just keep falling into the same patterns of greed, lust, impatience, and laziness. Sometimes we experience cynicism when we look at society and see so much that is wrong, so much injustice, degradation, and violence.
But the Lord is saying: pessimism, discouragement, cynicism will all come knocking at your door, but don’t let them in! Do not let yourself be afraid, because I am your Lord and Savior, and I have not forgotten about you! Advent is our yearly reminder that God has not forgotten about us, no matter how we may feel.
Sending us Forth:
This week we dedicate our roof and thank all our donors in a plaque that will be blessed and hung in the Narthex of the Church. Sacred Heart looks better than ever. Thank you for your continued generosity!