Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Advent - Finally!
As we prayed the Rosary last night, the first time in two weeks, I felt the Holy Spirit speak to me about Advent. He said, "Prepare YE the way of the Lord!" He didn't say, "Hurry up, get stressed, get grumpy, get it ALL done NOW!" He said prepare YE. So does this mean, YE...prepare everything!? Or could it mean...prepare YE? As in, prepare myself. Prepare my heart. Something so simple, but I've managed to get wrong all of these years. As if it is only MY job to prepare the whole world for the coming of Christ. It is not. I am to prepare myself first. In my personal preparations, hopefully I am a living witness to my children and others around me that stir something in them to prepare themselves.
So I have comitted myself to not stress about all that needs to be done for His arrival. I know I'll fail, but I am determined to arrive at Christmas morning in peace. I am resolved to do what I can to prepare physically for His arrival, but more importantly, I will strive to prepare my heart, my mind, my soul for Christ's coming.
May you have a blessed Advent and embrace the truest meaning of this season.
Posted by K at 11:39 AM