Thought of the Day December 5, 2019 Come, Lord Jesus.

By 10:28 AM

"Each year, as the Church recalls this mystery, she urges us to renew the memory of the great love God has shown us. This holy season teaches us that Christ's coming was not only for the benefit of his contemporaries; his power has still to be communicated to us all. We shall share his power, if, through holy faith and the sacraments, we willingly accept the grace Christ earned for us, and live by that grace and in obedience to Christ. The Church asks us to understand that Christ, who came once in the flesh, is prepared to come again. When we remove all obstacles to his presence he will come, at any hour and moment, to dwell spiritually in our hearts, bringing with him the riches of his grace." (St. Charles Borromeo, Pastoral Letter)

How conscious are we of the coming of Jesus at different moments of our day? What are the obstacles in our lives that block him from coming into us in a fresh new way now? Is it a lack of attentiveness? Lack of love? Lack of desire? He is standing at the door of our hearts, knocking and waiting for us to open our hearts to him? Each act of love, each sign of service, each intentional prayer of gratitude are invitations to him to come with his presence and love.

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