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Don’t Let Advent End!

It’s hard to believe, but we are now one day away from Christmas. Over the past several weeks, the Church has provided us with readings and prayers designed to get us ready to welcome Jesus. While Advent is a great liturgical season and provides the opportunity for many graces, it would be very sad if our preparations would cease with the arrival of Christmas.

Just as the Advent season is designed to prepare us to welcome Christ, every day of our lives should be a mini-Advent. Each new day the Lord gives us provides us with an opportunity to become better people. As Christians, we should strive to love God more each day. Of course, there is no better way to express our love for Him than by leading good, holy lives.

On Christmas, when you receive Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist, tell Him that you love Him, wish Him a “Happy Birthday” and make a promise that you will try to get closer to Him each day. By doing so, you will put yourself on the road to one day meeting Him face-to-face in Heaven and hearing those familiar words:

“Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.” (Mt 25:21)

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