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The Courage to Change

The Saeson of Advent, which we just entered, is a period of waiting for the coming of our Lord. This doesn’t mean just to sit with crossed arms and slumber. On the contrary! It is an appeal to be vigilant: “Watch, you do not know when the Lord is coming … may he not find you sleeping” (cf. Mk 13:35-36).
What should we do, to make the waiting of our Lord fruitful?

John the Baptist, the important figure of Advent season, proclaimed a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. His clothing and meals were simple. People, who walked in darkness, came to him to be baptized, acknowledged their sins. Thus, John, who was the voice of one crying out in the desert, was preparing people to accept the true Light, the Redeemer of the world.

People came to the desert to see John. We should come to church or find some quiet place to pray and repent and look for God’s Light. Our Mother Alphonse Marie encourages us: “How good it is to dwell in the house of the Lord! He Himself teaches, guides, makes known His will, and grants us His light.”

John lived a modest and humble life in abstaining from worldly things. He lived what he preached. This is why people were attracted to him; they were encouraged to come to the desert and to change their lives. Our Mother Alphonse Marie teaches us: “The more simple and childlike our relation with God is, the more He will reveal Himself to us. A simple soul is upright, not ashamed to acknowledge her faults.”

What I would like to change in my life to prepare for the coming of our Lord, the Redeemer of the world? Perhaps … simple meal, clothing, frequently spend time in prayer, frequently making an examination of conscience, Sacrament of Reconciliation, to be sincere, using free time properly, helping others, etc.

Sister M. Viannea Mareková

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