Advent starts tomorrow December 2, 2012. This year I hope that I can refrain from getting so caught up in the secular aspects of the "holiday" season that I miss the opportunity to truly prepare for Christmas and the coming of our Lord.
I have been wanting to do a blog post on the season and what it means. I couldn't quite get it formed in my mind though. Thank God for Cardinal Dolan. Below is an excerpt from an article by him on Advent and below that is a link to the full article. It is not long but very good and well worth the few minutes it will take to read it.
...Jesus waits for us to open up to His grace and mercy;
...Jesus waits for us to admit that, as a matter of fact, we do need a Savior!
...Jesus waits for us to admit that He is the answer to the questions our lives of searching pose.
...Jesus waits for our ultimate return to Him, for He “has gone to prepare a place for us.”
Read the whole post here. It's not long but I believe well worth it!