This past week, I met with my prayer group. We read and discussed the Gospel reading for today – the First Sunday in advent. I heard it at church this morning and we read some of it at dinner tonight as part of a reflection. Each time, there was a particular phrase that stood out to me. It was, “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy
from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, . . .” Now, I don’t have a problem with carousing or drunkenness. But I will admit that I can let the anxieties of daily life get to me – to weary my heart. Thankfully, I also heard a reflection from Dynamic Catholic that helped. The words, “We all have these things in our lives that we’re wrestling with. We all have questions that we’re struggling with. We all need a turning point, and it’s great for us during this time of Advent to step back, think about who we are and what we’re here for, what matters most and what matters least . .. ” This is what I hope to keep in mind during the Advent season.
I Found God today in a meaningful beginning to Advent.