Monday, November 26, 2012
God eternal mercy and love, I lift my heart to you Throughout these Advent days. Grant me patience As I prepare the way For the Christ's coming. Inspire me with hope To await eagerly To return of Christ in glory. Fill me with joy To cry out with the whole Church Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!
An Advent Examination of Conscience: Stay awake, for you do not know when the Master will return. (Mark 13:35) Am I attentive for the voice and presence of Christ in my everyday life? Do I change my daily life to be ready for the Lord's return? Prepare the way to LORD, make straight his paths. (Mark 1:3) Do I look for the Lord among the least and the lowly in the world? How can I contribute part of my resources to making their way a bit easier? John the Baptist came to testify to the light. (John 1:6) How does the light of Christ shine into the world through my deed? Do I have the courage to speak out against evil in the world? The angel said to Mary, "The Holy Spirit shall be upon you." (Luke 1:35) How do I honor the Holy Spirit given to me at my baptisim? Do I pray daily and participate in the sacraments?