Advent…reminds us that the Last Day, the Day of Judgment is something to be celebrated; for to those who have been vigilant it is not Judgment but Salvation. Our Catechism teaches us that Advent is the time during which “the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming” (CCC 524). We have been sustained by Christ, we have been given great faith, innumerable graces and blessed companions so that we might experience His coming with joy! We don’t practice vigilance in prayer only because “the Bible tells us so”. We are vigilant in prayer because we are brimming with expectation.

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