We are called to reflect the
light of God’s love through the ways in
which we live our lives. Imagine the
impact if each of us took this call to
heart, every day, at home, work, or
school, in our parish, in the world. “All
nations shall stream toward it,” toward
the love that only comes from God. Yet,
we must admit that much of the time we
fail to be beacons of God’s light.
asleep, complacent, preferring to go the
easy route, which often leads to
darkness rather than the radiance of
Christ’s light. As we begin the season
of Advent, Saint Paul admonishes us to
throw off the works of darkness, to
awaken to the call of light and love. In
today’s Gospel, Jesus too tells us to
stay awake, to be prepared to greet the
Lord of light as people of the light.
Catholic Prayer Corner Advent Prayer
Come, Lord Jesus. O God,
you are great indeed. Look upon us and
reveal your glory, promised to Abraham
and sent to us through David and his
lineage. Send us the warmth of your
love, the light of your Word, the vision
of your wisdom, and the comfort of your
people. Open our hearts in welcome
and grant us your salvation. Fill our
minds with watchful hope and let us
see your kindness. Give us new life,
the promise and joy of salvation.
May the glory of your Son dwell in
our land forever.
We pray: Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.