2nd Sunday of Advent

It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said: “A voice crying out in the desert, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.’” Matthew 3:3 When you give God an inch, he will surely take a mile. I’m amazed by how much I’ve grown in prayer during theContinue reading “2nd Sunday of Advent”

You Only Burn Yourself: Struggling to let go of Anger

In your anger, do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26 When Anger Consumes MeI find myself holding onto anger more often than I care to admit. Everyone gets irritated and upset from time to time, but unfortunately, I dwell on those negative emotions for longerContinue reading “You Only Burn Yourself: Struggling to let go of Anger”

1st Sunday of Advent

Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Matthew 24:42 I used to think of Advent as just the liturgical season before Christmas. I would wish Advent away and anticipate Christmas day. Now I understand Advent as not just a period of waiting, but of preparation. As IContinue reading “1st Sunday of Advent”

Why I’m Praying the St. Andrew Christmas Novena

He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Matthew 4:19-20 Embracing AdventI’ve been looking for ways to transform my Advent. For most of my life, I’ve approached it as just the liturgical season before Christmas. This year, instead ofContinue reading “Why I’m Praying the St. Andrew Christmas Novena”