Nov 20, 2020

Advent

The following article is a part of a continuing series of parishioner reflections by members of the Holy Child Jesus Parish We welcome your comments and feedback.

Advent

The new liturgical year begins today with the first Sunday in Advent. Advent is much more than the shopping season before Christmas. Advent is a time of anticipation, not for the presents that we may give and receive, but for the celebration of the coming of Jesus. Advent is a time of reflection when we think about the meaning of God incarnated into the human person Jesus, who lived exactly as we do with the sole exception of sin.

Advent is a time of reflection where we recall the circumstance of the birth of our Lord. Jesus was not born into luxury as a glorious prince, but into humble surroundings as an ordinary human child, a helpless baby completely dependent upon his parents. And Advent is a time of hope, a time where we can help bring Jesus’s light into the world. Let’s take a break from the shopping and the craziness this Advent and think about God’s gift to us in the person of Jesus. That’s a gift we can truly celebrate.

Throughout our Advent celebration, we continue to come together as Holy Child Jesus Parish. We know that many of us are still saddened because of our experiencing losses of relationships and celebrations in our former parishes. While this sadness is part of who we are and what we bring to our unified parish, we must not let it define us. For Advent is also a time of renewal. We are working to prepare and construct our new relationships and celebrations in Holy Child Jesus Parish even though this work has been hindered by the pandemic. But this work has only been hindered; this work has not and will not stop as we await the continuing coming together of Holy Child Jesus into one community and one church. As we anticipate the coming of the Holy Child Jesus into our lives during Advent, let us also eagerly anticipate, await, and rejoice in our new community of Holy Child Jesus Parish.

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