Advent is a season of joy and celebration. The preparation for Christmas is evident when we look around us. We see friends and family involved in cleaning homes, decorating their homes, Christmas trees, singing carols, Christmas colours in every malls etc. Apart from the external preparation, how can we prepare our hearts for Christmas? Continue reading
We all gossip, we all backbite. We make big mistakes and goof up big time. At times, we are mean, at other times selfish. At times, we lose it to the extent of doing irrevocable harm to those around us. We can cheat like the tax collector, fall like the immoral woman and at times even bite like the thief on the right. But its Christmas, the season of forgiveness and repentance.
So, what then? Do we spend the four weeks beating ourselves and pushing away all the Christmas sweets as we cry tears of repentance? If this is what you were planning to do, I thought of writing this just for you. Feeling bad about that time when you succumbed to letting your tongue run loose to lash out at that colleague? Continue reading
Believe it or not, Christmas is almost here. You can gasp all you want and wonder where the last eleven months went; but, friend, time did pass and you are here now, in the season of advent. For some of you, 2019 may have been a year of mostly fond memories and hence, you are probably thrilled that the season of carols and calories is finally here. You are most likely eager to give and receive gifts to loved ones, excited to go for midnight mass and enthusiastic to post these happy memories on Instagram. Oh! tis the season. If you’re in this category of people, then consider yourself fortunate and give thanks to the Lord for blessing you thus far. Continue reading
“Advent” a word so familiar, yet a word we seem to misunderstand at times. Well, just so that you know, Advent is a time of waiting for the second coming of Christ while rejoicing at his first coming.
If you re-read this definition of Advent, don’t you think we tend to ignore a part of it? Don’t you think we get too faithful when it comes to the rejoicing part while we forget about the waiting? Or even if we do wait for Christ’s second coming, are we prepared enough for it? Continue reading