Advent Reflection: Pause In Silence. Understand A Presence.

 This is the invitation that Pope Benedict XVI extends to us, or rather, the invitation he says is extended to us by the liturgical Season of Advent. Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence to understand a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the individual events of the day are hints that God is giving us signs of the attention he has for each one of us. How often does God give us a glimpse of his love!

This is a wonderful time to stop and think, to stop and listen, to stop and pray, to stop and regroup. The discoveries and insights gained can be truly life-changing. Take advantage of this Season. Resist the pull and the push to be a “pre-Christmas mega-spender” and make every effort to be known as a “pre-Christmas inner-searcher.”

Take a little time every day and ask yourself: What does the Lord want of me? Of course, this is always a great adventure, but life can be successful only if we have the courage to be adventurous, trusting that the Lord will never leave me alone, that the Lord will go with me and help me. The Pope can help you. With these short daily reflections by Pope Benedict XVI, and the Scripture readings that accompany them, you can make the most of this great Advent and Christmas Season. You won’t regret it.

See Also:

 The USCCB Advent Site

Our NEW Advent Site

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