from Annunciation Convent
First Week of Advent
Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come…Mark 12:33
We are not a patient people. We want everything now!
Advent’s call is an invitation to patience.
Can I spend this time between today and Christmas to prepare my heart
to receive the gift of God?
This busy time of year, calls me to draw closer to others, above all to God, who became one of us and lived among us.
What will help me to be watchful and recognize God’s presence in the ordinariness of my daily life?
Can I slow down?
Help me to carve out moments of quiet during the day when I can be
in God’s presence.
- Sister Barbara Czyrnik