“Adoration of the Shepherds” by Gerard van Honthorst (1592-1656), painted about 1622, housed at the Pomerianian State Museum, Germany. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/PUBLIC DOMAIN


Taking the time to prepare for the coming of Jesus this Advent

The weeks leading up to Christmas can be a blur of houseguests, shopping, baking and holiday get-togethers. It is vital, however, that we take the time to prepare, through prayer and reflection, for the coming of Christ so that we arrive at Christmas ready to meet and celebrate our Savior.

The Archdiocese of Omaha has several Advent resources on its website to help prepare our hearts for Jesus during this extraordinary liturgical season. These resources include weekly reflections from Archbishop George J. Lucas, a daily Advent calendar, a list of prayer services and more.

As we read in Romans 13, “It is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let us then throw off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.”



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