My Lenten discipline this year is to give up not paying enough attention to the world around me.
Go on a journey in the New Year and discover the Acts of the Apostles this Winter.
I ask myself this Christmas, as I hear the Gospel proclaimed, do I have the courage of the Magi? Do I have the courage to be guided by Christ, and go home another way?
During advent the Church reflects on the distance between our reality and our hopes, and celebrates those who looked for light in dark times.
These words from the prophecy of Isaiah, foretell the coming of Jesus and the role that John was to play in preparing the way and calling people to a mindset of repentance and preparation.
Who doesn't love an Advent calendar and the thrill of opening a new door each day in December?
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