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Incorporating Advent into our new year’s resolutions

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  • Description: We are in a very important period in the Church a liturgical period, Advent. Advent and Lent are what we call strong times in the liturgical calendar. They’ve got different themes. In the first week of Advent, I tried to talk about, it’s meaning, the different comings of Christ and the importance of being prepared for these comings. In the second week, we presented in a corresponding manner to the readings in the second week. The readings were focused on repentance, we tried to show that, this repentance, particularly through the sacrament of reconciliation is perhaps the best way to make that preparation for the coming of Christ, for the coming of God. Besides examining and looking at the different elements which are present in a good confession, like examination of conscience, cultivating sorrow in our heart for our sins, the act of humility when we confess those sins to a priest, the good will in carrying out the penance that he gives us, we also see that important element, resolution. Leaving the confessional with the firm decision trying not to fall into those sins again. If the second week of Advent was about what we won’t do, sin, perhaps the third week of Advent will be about what we will do. Here is where another very important resolution comes into play. Yes, the word is resolution, now I think this it’s appropriate because, very soon it’s going to be that time of year, where we make our new year’s resolutions. Now reflecting on this, I thought that if we think about them now, before, we won’t be so quick to abandon them after. If we consider them with an objective, by making them more God centred, rather than self-centred… For Fr. Nicholas’ complete homily please listen to the Audio.

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