It has begun but few seem to actually care. It appears that more and more are getting wrapped up in the materialistic things in life versus appreciating and reflecting upon what matters most. Maybe Pope Francis was correct in reflecting on the “end of times” during one of his more recent sermons. The light seems dim but I pray that together, we will make it shine brightly.
Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday…all three days seemed to get more attention than this past Sunday. It makes no sense to me and it could be a sign of the “end of times” for those who believe in Christianity and what the Pope recently explained.
This past Sunday was much more than just any other Sunday during the fall months. It was a special day that few openly acknowledged—at least few I have seen on social media or out in the public. This past Sunday was the first official day of Advent—the season of the coming of Christ.
Christ—in Greek, it means The Anointed. In Hebrew, the Messiah. In the New Testament, the word is a reference to Jesus—the son of God—the Light of our World.
Are more and more people blanketing the light inevitably keeping our world much darker than necessary? Have we succumbed to modern norms which neglects who we are as a people? Are we willing to allow the light of the world shine into our lives or are we already defeated simply willing to stand back and accept the “end of times” upon us as Pope Francis recently explained?
Grab someone, grab them and take them on an evening stroll and point out the lights. Show them the lights as they shimmer through the darkness. Help them realize that even through the darkness, with the slightest of light, there is still hope.
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