Saturday of the 1st Week of Advent

Here it is, the last day of the first week of Advent 2012.  How’s it going so far?  To paraphrase a question that was often asked during the recent political campaign, are you better off today (spiritually speaking) than you were a week ago?  I hope the answer is “yes.”  The fact that you’re reading this is a good sign that you’re trying to increase your spirituality.  I hope my humble postings help you in some small way.

I did a wedding last night.  I love doing weddings because the bride and groom are so full of hope for the future.  They don’t know what the future holds.  They’re optimistic about their lives together but none of us know what’s going to happen today, let alone in 20, 30, or 40 years from now.  What they know is that they’re in love and that they want to spend the rest of their lives together.  That, and Jesus’ presence in their marriage is all they need.

Sometimes things don’t go the way we planned.  Sickness and accidents and financial problems can come to any marriage.  Frankly, I feel sorry for couples who don’t have the grace of a sacramental marriage to help then weather the storm.

As we prepare for Jesus’ coming, why not spend a few minutes thinking of all the times Jesus has been there for you (even the times you weren’t aware of) and tell Him thank you.

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