In Advent, Christian stewards are invited to pray with Mary who, emptied of all self-centeredness and clutter was ready to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
“We do not bring God into time; He is the Creator of time. In the mystery of the Incarnation, the Eternal Word through whom the universe was created entered into time to re-create it from within!”
The custom of making New Year’s Resolutions goes back thousands of years. There is evidence that the Babylonians had a New Year’s celebration which included promises . .
As we begin the season of Advent and this Year of Mercy, I would like to encourage you to receive the Father’s love and mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation monthly, if possible.