WE NEED TO PREPARE OUR HEARTS AND LIVES FOR JESUS OUR SAVIOUR
The Second Sunday of Advent challenges us to prepare a royal highway in our hearts for Jesus so that we may receive Him as our saving God during Christmas. We should also be prepared for Christ’s daily coming into our lives in the Holy Eucharist, in the Holy Bible and in the praying community.
We need to prepare our hearts and lives for Jesus our Saviour to be reborn in us during this Christmas time. We have to fill in the “valleys” of our souls, formed from our shallow prayer life and a minimalist way of living our Faith.
We have to straighten out whatever crooked paths we’ve been walking, like involvement in some secret or habitual sins or in some dishonest practices at work or at home, we are called to straighten them out and make restitution. We all have to level the “mountains” of our pride and egocentrism by practicing the true humility of rendering humble service to others. Finally, we are asked to be ready to meet Jesus as our Judge on His Second Coming, at the end of our lives and at the end of the world.
Excerpt from Gospel reflection by Fr Tony Kadavil available at http://frtonyshomilies.com