Pastor’s Corner – Nov. 27

Published November 27, 2011 by Our Lady of the Angels in Pastor's Corner

C.S. Lewis wrote that the most dangerous moment in a person’s life is when they learn the meaning of the word “tomorrow” be-cause then they believe they will always have one. The readings of Advent remind us that we are not “owed” a tomorrow and that we must be prepared to meet God today. During Advent we are challenged to discern our spiritual readiness both in the pre-sent and for our everlasting life.
Advent is time of active waiting. The Gospel this week especially reminds us that each of us must have a personal relationship with God. We cannot get into heaven on the coat tails of some else, no matter how much they love us and we them. Active waiting means that we celebrate our Christianity each day and realize that like Mary and Joseph we are an “Expectant Family” and are called to do everything we can to be healthy in body, mind, and spirit. Advent is a time of taking our personal inven-tory and making sure that the Christ child will find a welcome in our lives.
This year we again have a full schedule of Advent activities. Each Wednesday evening during Advent, following the Peace Mass, we will have an interactive spiritual experience. Because of limited space and supplies it is imperative that you register for these events. We are limited to 50 people so please call the parish center and sign up. A full listing of these events are found at the end of the bulletin.
An ancient Aramian text gives a new twist on what the angels really sang at the first Christmas: “Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax et hilaritas hominibus.” (glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and hilarity among all people). Have a joyful Advent Season!!

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