We begin, this weekend, the new year of the Church, the First Sunday ofAdvent. We prepare to welcome, not just the infant king in the manger, but the adult Saviour, Jesus the Christ, into our hearts and homes and society, once more.
The words we associate with Advent (which means ‘the Coming’), are: hope, longing, preparing a welcome, cleaning the heart, and having the light in the window to welcome the Holy Family into our home. The Lord is coming!
But have we the space or the vessel prepared to receive him? We invite you to enter Advent afresh.