The End of “Us”

30 Nov

Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent.  “Prophet’s Sunday.”  We remember the prophets and the role they played in the Advent of Christ.  Their message?  HOPE.  God has not forgotten His people.  A Messiah will be born and will save God’s people from imminent ruin.  From the pain and guilt of sin.  From the dark forces of this world that seek to destroy God’s people.  It was quite a message, told to the Children of Israel for centuries.

Today, in 2015 A.D., the world is not so different.  And neither is the message.  And neither are the recipients of His message.

And, as Father Alfred Delp once wrote, in order for us to fully realize the impact of the Advent of Christ, we need to recognize the state in which we really find ourselves.  No, we do not have it all together (no matter how much we pretend).  Yes, we are in desperate need of a Savior.  We need to find that place where each of us ENDS and He begins!!!

Much like the Children of Israel, we find ourselves in a world where almost every man and woman seeks to do what is right in their own eyes, and they do not care for God’s input on the matter.  So many have not only put God on the back shelf, they have removed Him completely from their lives (or so they believe).

What can we do??  PRAY.  EXAMINE OURSELVES.  BE THE SALT AND LIGHT this world so desperately needs.  FOLLOW CHRIST.

Have faith.  God is still on His throne.  He still has a plan.  You are STILL a part of that plan.

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