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From Deacon Andy
This weekend we begin the season of Advent. It is a season of waiting. As faith-filled Christians, we await Christmas, when we will celebrate the Incarnation of God in the person of Jesus Christ: the babe in the manger, the Messiah, the Word made flesh.
Because it is the season, we spend a lot of time waiting by being busy in the secular world. We are busy shopping, busy going to Christmas parties, busy touring the Tacky Lights--busy doing just about anything but waiting.
It is hard to wait. We want to be doing things while we wait. Often while we are waiting, we are on our smartphones checking email, Facebook, Instagram, ESPN--just about anything to keep our mind occupied. We don’t like waiting.
This Advent season invites us to pause and wait. While we are waiting, perhaps we can spend our time being busy with the Lord. Use the Advent books being handed out after Masses today. Spend time in prayer with your family. In addition to the traditional Christmas list, make a list of the ways the Lord has blessed you this year. Go to the Advent concert at St. Michael and listen to Advent music, music that reminds us of waiting.
We wait in Advent. All good things come to those who wait. The Lord comes to all who wait in hope. Happy Advent!