We come once again to Advent, the beginning of the liturgical year and the great season of waiting. Christian life has a permanent Advent quality, for we are always expecting the coming of the Lord. Now, Jesus came, he will definitively come, and he is coming even now—for the risen Lord wants to take up residence in us today. So Advent is, perhaps most immediately, a preparation for that coming; we are getting ourselves ready to receive the Christ who wants, even now, to be born in us. Well, how do we do this? Our readings for this first Sunday of Advent give us some wonderful instruction.
Getting the House in Order
Cycle AAdventWeek 1
by Bishop Robert BarronDecember 1, 2019
- Bishop Barron on God, Equality, and the Founding of America
- Bishop Barron on Social Media and the Catholic Culture of Contempt
- Here’s How Christian Action Is Distinct from Mere Activism
- The Word That Accomplishes Its Purpose
- Seeds of Grace, and How We Receive Them
- Fr. Connor Danstrom’s Music Seeks Out the Hard and Dark Places
- The Family Bookshelf: Secular Books Can Complement Catholic Catechesis
- Heartbeats of Incarnation: Creativity in Crisis
- Jesus of Nazareth, Breaker of Hearts
- Video Games and the Hero’s Narrative
- Zechariah and the New David
- Should My Son Be a Father?
- Why Icons Should Be Part of Catholic Catechetics
- Joel Clarkson and the Importance of Human Creativity to Faith
- How Does a Christian Respond in Time of Social Crisis?
- Why “What are the Bishops Doing About it?” is the Wrong Question