Dear friends in Christ,
Once again, the Season of Advent is upon us, which means, the beginning of a New Liturgical Year. The beginning of anything is filled with hope. Hope is vital for everything in life. In fact, a person who lives without hope is one who is already as good as dead. Hope enables us to look forward and struggle through our crosses each day, knowing that life continues to be meaningful even in hopeless situations.
Advent reminds us that our life does not end here on earth, but goes beyond our human existence and that one day each one of us will be called to give an account for how he or she lived or used the talents with which each is endowed. Our life therefore, should always have its proper orientation, which is a life rooted in Jesus Christ whose coming we await in joyful hope. Advent challenges us to keep hope alive and renew our strength in the Lord as the Prophet Isaiah tells us; “they that hope in the Lord will renew their strength” (Is. 40:31)
Advent celebrates the coming of the Lord. He is coming to bring us the peace and the joy that the world cannot give. Hope is real when it is hope founded in Christ.
I pray with you that, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of hope, will guide us on our Advent journey to hold on to the unchanging hands of the God of Hope, as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.
Your brother in the service of Corpus Christi Parish,
Father George E. Harrison, Pastor
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