Well, last week was Father Jim's final mass as pastor of our Holy Family Parish. There was a little reception afterwards, at which I sobbed in my farewell to him of course. I was crying went I went up to communion so I don't think he was all that surprised to see my sobbing when I came to say fare-thee-well. We'll have an interim priest, Father Thomas, until the Bishop assigns a full-time pastor to our church. I'm anxious to meet him. From what I hear, he's young. That can be good or bad. Here's praying for good!
Today is the second Sunday of Advent. We're still in preparation for the coming of our Lord. How have you prepared? Your house may be decorated. Your Christmas gifts bought. Your cookies baked. But have you prepared for Christ's coming? As we look at the upcoming weeks and we joyfully await His presence, I began to think about what Father Jim always said. Christ said that he would return. It may be today and it may be in a 1000 years. No one knows when that glorious day will take place. We should be preparing a way for the Lord throughout the year, every day. Are you prepared? I know I have a LOT of work to do!
# 15 ~ Fill your house with the holiday fragrance of cloves, orange peel, and cinnamon sticks simmering on the stove.