Jesus is coming

Advent is the time when we as Christians once again spend a few weeks preparing to celebrate the coming of Jesus.  Children, especially anticipate Christmas.  At

Daniel Fachting, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist, Lay Minister at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Clare, and Chancellor for Knights of Columbus Council #3029. He can be reached at fachtingcounseling1@gmail.com or by calling (989) 386-8166.

Daniel Fachting, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist, Lay Minister at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Clare, and Chancellor for Knights of Columbus Council #3029. He can be reached at fachtingcounseling1@gmail.com or by calling (989) 386-8166.

no other time of the year do so many people gather to worship God become man, by sharing gifts and meals and time.  Yet advent is also a time when Christians anticipate the second coming of Jesus at the end of the world.  He will come to “judge the living and the dead”.  So Advent is also a time of self examination and reconciliation.  We take a sober look at our lives, especially those times when we have failed to love, give witness to God, and areas of our lives where we need to forgive and be forgiven.  It is a time when our frozen hearts are warmed by the Baby in the crib.

We go to confession.

Besides the coming of Jesus at Christmas and the end of time, there is also the coming of Jesus to each one of us every day, all of the time.  One of the reasons Catholics have the body of Jesus on the cross is that it reminds us that Jesus is offering Himself to us, not only at Christmas and end of time, but now!  We don’t have to wait.

Would you like to take up the invitation by God to become one of his disciples?  Do you know that Jesus is waiting for you?  Do you know that Jesus is calling you to become one of his disciples?  Do you know that even if you have accepted God’s invitation to be His child and given yourself to God in the past, that you can do that every day of your life?

One of the prayers we say when we as Catholics gather for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament goes like this, “Jesus, I love You.  All I have is Yours. Yours I am and Yours I want to be. Do with me whatever You will.”  I would challenge you to pray this every day from now on.  You can become a disciple of Jesus and live the way He taught us.  Be filled with His love, not only at Christmas, or the end of time.  Why wait, when you can be His disciple, now and every day of your life?  Please join with other Christians this Christmas by attending mass or other services and praying, “Jesus I love You.  All I have is Yours. Yours I am and Yours I want to be. Do with me whatever You will.”

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